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Over 350 trees planted to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Green Canopy

22 February 2022

Tree surrounded by a circular bench with grass in the background

364 trees have been planted at the Nene Valley Crematorium in Wellingborough as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The tree planting on site comprises of two elements - 68 trees planted by Kier and 296 planted by North Northamptonshire Council (NNC).

The planting by Kier was part of the works for the new prison with trees planted on land that had been leased to Kier from NNC whilst construction was taking place.

The majority of the trees were planted late in 2021 as part of landscaping works undertaken by NNC and consisted of boundary planting and 3 memorial gardens.

Planting trees has so many benefits, not only for our planet, but for our communities and wellbeing, as well as future generations. I am so pleased that we are able to continue to play our part in this important initiative by planting over 350 new trees at Nene Valley Crematorium.Cllr Harriet Pentland, NNC’s Executive Member for Climate and Green Environment
The Queen’s Green Canopy project is a great initiative. Our teams are working hard to plant as many trees as possible before the end of the planting season in March and we are encouraging anyone who hasn’t planted a tree to get involved - there is plenty of information online to help you get started.Cllr Helen Howell, NNC’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture
Developing the natural environment in North Northants remains a key priority for us and new trees will continue to be planted across the area on NNC owned land, but this is a team effort and together we can make a huge difference to our local area.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of NNC

Further trees will be planted until the end of the planting season in late March, before additional trees are planted towards the end of 2022 to coincide with the next planting season.

NNC 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.