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Tree-mendous team effort as trees are planted at Irchester Country Park

Queen's Green Canopy

11 March 2022

Group of adults with a tree

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) Councillors and the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire joined local school children and Northamptonshire Carers to plant trees as part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative.

A group of pupils from Irchester Primary School took part in the planting on 11 March, alongside Northamptonshire Carers and local dignitaries. Across the day native and fruit trees were planted to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including 70 trees (one for each year of Her Majesty’s reign) on the Royal Meadow.

The trees that were planted at Irchester Country Park, as well as those across North Northamptonshire, will have a long lasting impact on our communities now and for future generations. Although the planting season is coming to an end, there will be a further opportunity at the end of the year for people to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ and I would encourage everyone to take part and help improve our natural environment.Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and Environment
It was great to be able to join Irchester Primary School and Northamptonshire Carers for our last, big planting event of the planting season.

“Since October 2021, trees have been planted across North Northamptonshire by our teams, as well as community groups and volunteers, to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service and they will be a legacy for years to come. Thank you to everyone, so far, who has taken part in this fantastic initiative.
Cllr Helen Howell, Deputy Leader of NNC and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:
The Queen’s Green Canopy is one of the key initiatives to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. There has been a concerted effort to plant thousands of trees across the County involving numerous organisations and individuals including private individuals, schools, small groups and the local authorities.  This initiative has engendered enthusiastic support from so many corners of our community.James Saunders Watson Esq, Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire

Since the start of the planting season and up to the end of March (the end of the planting season) trees have been planted at locations across North Northamptonshire and officially recorded as part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative. 

The Council continues to work closely with the Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant’s office and local community groups to encourage tree planting activities across the area.

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.