The first of many new trees in the county is planted in Warwick - and now you are being encouraged to plant your own tree

Monica Fogarty (chief executive of Warwickshire County Council), Cllr Izzi Seccombe (leader of Warwickshire County Council) and Tim Cox (Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire) plant a small-leaved lime tree at Warwickshire County Council’s Staff Cricket Club grounds in Warwick, to mark the start of the official planting season for The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).Monica Fogarty (chief executive of Warwickshire County Council), Cllr Izzi Seccombe (leader of Warwickshire County Council) and Tim Cox (Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire) plant a small-leaved lime tree at Warwickshire County Council’s Staff Cricket Club grounds in Warwick, to mark the start of the official planting season for The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).
Monica Fogarty (chief executive of Warwickshire County Council), Cllr Izzi Seccombe (leader of Warwickshire County Council) and Tim Cox (Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire) plant a small-leaved lime tree at Warwickshire County Council’s Staff Cricket Club grounds in Warwick, to mark the start of the official planting season for The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).
It marks the start of the official planting season for The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC)

The first of what is hoped to be many new trees in Warwickshire was planted in Warwick this week, as part of the new initiative.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe (leader of Warwickshire County Council), Monica Fogarty (chief executive of Warwickshire County Council) and Tim Cox (Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire) planted a small-leaved lime tree at Warwickshire County Council’s Staff Cricket Club grounds in Warwick, to mark the start of the official planting season for The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).

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The QGC was launched earlier this year and encourages everyone to plant a tree for the Jubilee. With a focus on planting sustainably, QGC is a national project to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s 70 years on the throne, to benefit current and future generations.

Everyone from individuals to organisations and community groups are being asked to plant a tree to mark the long and historic reign of The Queen.

A Warwickshire County Council spokesperson said: "Although the big event doesn’t start until next year, tree planting season is now upon us, running from October 2021 until March 2022.

"There is plenty of planting advice and tips on the QGC website for both the novice and the more green fingered gardener to ensure the best choice of healthy native trees that will thrive in their environments: https://queensgreencanopy.org"

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Cllr Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council said: “We are delighted to be supporting The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative for the benefit of our environment and also to honour Her Majesty The Queen.

"Planting trees is something many of us can do in the coming months to positively tackle climate-change, help wildlife and create a legacy for future generations.”

Monica Fogarty, chief executive of Warwickshire County Council said: “Whether it be a small tree in a back garden or getting involved in a community project to plant new woodlands, we hope as many people in Warwickshire as possible are inspired to get involved and 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.”

Tim Cox, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire, said: “The Jubilee is an important event. In 2022, The Queen will become the first Monarch in English history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee for 70 years of service.

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"The Queen’s Green Canopy is giving everyone the opportunity to celebrate this remarkable milestone by planting trees so they will thrive for generations to come.”

Once a tree is planted, it can be added to the QGC map - a digital record of the Jubilee tree planting projects across the UK, enabling participants to celebrate their contribution and inspire others to start planting.

For advice on how to secure a healthy tree which is right for your location; where to plant your tree, as well as the chance to get a free sapling to plant in your area visit https://queensgreencanopy.org/get-involved/plan/

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