Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Telford & Wrekin Council along with the borough’s Town & Parish Councils, have been busy planting special Jubilee trees over the last few months to recognise the historic occasion.

Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom:

“The project has been undertaken as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign – a unique tree planting initiative, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, which invites people and organisations from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

Throughout February, Telford & Wrekin Council planted a flowering Jubilee tree, which will grow to between 20 and 35 feet tall depending on species, in 27 of the borough’s towns and parishes, with accompanying plaques installed to mark the historic Jubilee year.

Town and Parish Councils in Madeley, St Georges & Priorslee, Waters Upton, Wellington, Ercall Magna, Great Dawley, Hadley & Leegomery have added further trees to the project, funding additional plantings in their own local areas.

Cllrs Carolyn Healy and Rae Evans plant Telford & Wrekin Council’s first Jubilee Tree with Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire, Robert Bland; representatives from Wellington, St Georges & Priorslee, and Great Dawley Town and Parish Councils planting their additional Jubilee Trees.
Image: Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom

Cllr Carolyn Healy (Labour), Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Green Spaces, Natural and Historic Environment and Cultural Services, said:

“As well as storing carbon, trees are an attractive asset, vital for our wildlife as well as people’s physical and mental wellbeing. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get involved in this national campaign which not only celebrates Her Majesty’s Jubilee, but also enhances our natural environment.

“It’s not just organisations that can take part – we’re particularly keen that residents get involved too.”

Local people who want to join in with the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign are encouraged to plant their own tree in their garden during the official planting season (which recommences in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year) and log their planting on the interactive map on the official campaign website. Find out more at www.queensgreencanopy.org

Robert Bland, Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire, who has been promoting the campaign across the region, said:

“I’m absolutely delighted with the way Telford and Wrekin’s borough, town and parish councils have embraced the Queen’s Green Canopy project. It’s wonderful to see all the trees that have been planted. They mark a historic occasion for our country and will offer pleasure to local people for many years to come.”

For more information on Telford & Wrekin Council’s events and activities to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, please visit www.telford.gov.uk/jubilee2022 or keep up to date on Facebook @TelfordCultureEvents  

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Quoted from Telford and Wrekin Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Newsroom – Trees for the Jubilee! (telford.gov.uk)

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Caroline Talbot
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