RESIDENTS in Warwickshire are inspired to plant a tree for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and the Warwickshire Lieutenancy are encouraging people, colleges, neighborhood teams, and companies to get entangled in The Queen’s Inexperienced Cover (QGC) – a tree planting scheme to mark the Queen’s seventieth 12 months on the throne.
Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant took half within the newest QGC tree-planting ceremony within the county with sea cadet Chloe Studying at Snitterfield Village Corridor.
The planting of a brand new cherry tree and a mountain ash tree was supervised by Ed Holmes of Snitterfield Tree Motion Group and the occasion, was attended by over 70 friends.
Lord Lieutenant Tim Cox, who’s the Queen’s consultant within the county, mentioned: “The Queen’s Inexperienced Cover is an excellent mission and an exquisite approach to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates a outstanding 70 years on the throne – the longest of any monarch on this nation. This thrilling scheme means many particular person timber will probably be planted, however may even generate, we hope, extra formidable schemes similar to new woodlands.
“The normal British planting season runs up till the tip of March, and timber can nonetheless be planted as a part of the QGC mission till the tip of the 12 months, so there may be nonetheless time for folks to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’, or to plan their planting initiatives as a neighborhood group, faculty, enterprise, or organisation.”
Reflecting on Her Majesty’s official Platinum Jubilee date earlier this month, Mr Cox added: “I want to prolong my sincerest congratulations to The Queen on reaching her official Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 6 February 2022. All through my lifetime, together with since changing into Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant from April 2013, she has continued to serve our nation for over seven a long time, and this wonderful achievement as our longest reigning Monarch is unlikely to ever be repeated.
“This extraordinary milestone can also be an amazing alternative for native communities to get collectively to have fun this excellent achievement, particularly as the ability of our communities working collectively is such a powerful a part of Warwickshire life.”
With a give attention to planting sustainably, the QGC celebrates Her Majesty’s 70 years of service, and can create a legacy in honour of the Queen’s management of the nation. Anybody can get entangled in planting a tree for the Jubilee, or mark the event with a bodily or digital commemorative plaque in line with the environmental focus.
WCC’s atmosphere spokeswoman Coun Heather Timms mentioned: “We hope as many individuals as attainable will get entangled on this improbable mission. The challenges we face via local weather change are unprecedented and may solely be overcome via a concerted effort to minimise our carbon footprint.
“Planting timber is a superb optimistic step to take, as timber produce oxygen and assist take away dangerous carbon dioxide from the environment, whereas creating stunning, uplifting outside environments and offering new habitats for wildlife.”
Go to queensgreencanopy.org/get-involved to get entangled in planting a tree over the following few weeks throughout peak planting season, or to set-up a commemorative plaque.
Bushes planted will be added to the QGC map which will probably be offered to the Queen as a part of the Jubilee celebrations.
Alongside the QGC, Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant can also be encouraging communities to participate in a nationwide lighting of the beacons occasion throughout the official Platinum Jubilee weekend from the June 2 to five.
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