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NNC teams up with local school and Rotary Club to plant trees for the Jubilee

Queen's Green Canopy

04 March 2022

Group of children holding up tree saplings

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) joined forces with pupils from Desborough Loatland School and Kettering Huxloe Rotary Club to plant over 100 trees on land in Desborough as part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative.

At the planting last week  local ward Councillor Cllr Mike Tebbutt worked alongside pupils and volunteers to plant a variety of trees, including Rowan, Common Oak, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn and Blackthorn on Desborough’s Greenspace.

During the planting, the pupils attached wooden name tags to each tree planted meaning the children can visit their tree and continue to care for it.

The land has been allocated for ‘community tree planting’ which means there will be further plantings in the coming years, supported by NNC. This is the second tree planting NNC have undertaken with the school and there is, hopefully, plans for more in the future.

It is great to see so many trees being planted, across North Northamptonshire as part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ scheme, which will have such a positive impact for our communities and the wider environment.Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and Green Environment
The planting season runs until the end of March, so there is still time to get involved and ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’. Whether it is one tree in your garden or a community planting event in your local area, every tree counts.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of NNC
I am really pleased to plant some trees today as there are so many being cut down and we need more for the environment.Jay, a pupil from Desborough Loatland School
We are delighted to be supporting our future with the kids from Loatland School who have joined us today with our tree planting in support of the Queens Green Canopy programme to celebrate the Queens Platinum jubilee.Kim Parry, the Environment Officer from the Huxloe Rotarians

The trees planted in Desborough will be officially recorded and added to the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ map online, alongside the other trees being planted across North Northamptonshire throughout the planting season.

As well as working closely with volunteers, community groups and local schools, NNC is working closely with the Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenant’s office 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.