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Native apple tree planted in North Northants for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee


18 November 2021

Cllr Pentland and Cllr Howell planting a small tree

A Lord Burghley tree has been planted at Fermyn Woods by representatives from North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) as part of the national Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The species of apple tree first originated in Northamptonshire in 1834 in the garden of the Marquis of Exeter and it is hoped that further native species or trees with a connection to the county will be planted by NNC, alongside larger planting schemes, as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration.

It was an honour to plant a native tree back in North Northamptonshire as part of our celebrations for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. This is such a great project, and I would encourage communities across North Northants to get involved as part of the national Queen’s Green Canopy.Cllr Helen Howell, NNC’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism
Improving our natural environment benefits everyone, as well as future generations. We are pleased to be able to play our part by planting new trees as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, but it is also a team effort from us all and every tree planted will really make a difference to our natural environment.Cllr Harriet Pentland, NNC’s Executive Member for Climate and Environment

Further trees will be planted throughout the 2021/22 planting season, with community planting events being planned for early 2022, before additional trees are planted towards the end of 2022 to coincide with the next planting season.

North Northamptonshire Council is working closely with the Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenant’s office to help encourage tree-planting activities across the area, as well as planting trees on NNC land, in the lead-up to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

For more information and how to get involved visit Queen’s Green Canopy. You can also find out more details about tree-planting and permissions.