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Over 4000 trees planted in North Northants to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Green Canopy

19 April 2022

A total of 4374 trees and whips have been planted across 14 sites as part of Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The Queen’s Green Canopy was created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and invites people to celebrate by ‘Planting a Tree for the Jubilee’.

Between October 2021 and the end of the planting season, North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) teamed up with the Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant’s office, volunteers, local schools and community groups to plant new trees at sites across North Northamptonshire.

All the trees were planted on land owned by NNC, including country parks across the area and community green spaces, with the final 200 trees planted in Hazel Wood, Corby in a section of the wood that is being reverted to natural woodland.

From the native apple tree we planted at Fermyn Woods back in November, through to the large planting events with local communities in March, each of these trees will have such a benefit for future generations and make a positive difference to our natural environment.Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and Green Environment
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has taken part and planted a tree for the Jubilee. As well as the 4374 trees planted on NNC land, many of you have also planted trees in your gardens or arranged plantings in your community, so thank you for getting involved.Cllr Helen Howell, NNC’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism,
As well as commemorating Her Majesty’s 70 years of service, schemes like this make such a huge difference to the area and I am pleased to hear that so many trees have been planted in the last 6 months.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the council,
I am delighted that there has been so much enthusiastic support for the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. It is such a wonderful way to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of duty and service to the Country. A fitting legacy.Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson Esq.

Although the planting season has now concluded until October, the Queen’s Green Canopy map will remain open until 30 April 2022 to allow people time to record their trees.

To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee, events will take place across North Northamptonshire including beacon lighting and a Big Picnic Lunch at Wicksteed Park on Sunday 5 June.