Council urges south Northamptonshire to plant trees to grow the Queen's Jubilee Canopy

A council is urging south Northamptonshire groups to get their Queen’s Jubilee Canopy trees ready for autumn planting – with free trees and a free plaque.
West Northants Council is encouraging people to plant a tree for the Queen's Jubilee CanopyWest Northants Council is encouraging people to plant a tree for the Queen's Jubilee Canopy
West Northants Council is encouraging people to plant a tree for the Queen's Jubilee Canopy

From Scout and Girl Guides groups to parish councils, businesses and schools – thousands of people across the UK have already come together to plant trees for the Jubilee, with many benefiting from the Woodland Trust’s free sapling offer.

Now town and parish councils and schools taking part in the Queen’s Green Canopy planting in October can also get a free commemorative plaque from West Northamptonshire Council and the Woodland Trust is once again offering free trees to schools and community groups.

Councillor Pinder Chauhan, who is heading up the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “The main celebrations may be over, but the tree planting season is yet to come, so communities, schools, businesses and individuals can still make their contribution to the Platinum Jubilee by planting a tree and adding to the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Schools and Parish Councils in West Northants can also obtain a specially engraved tree plaque, available on a first come first serve basis, to make their tree really stand out.”

In West Northamptonshire, a total of 5,686 trees were planted during the last official planting season between October 2021 and March this year.

One of those trees was planted at Silverstone race circuit in May, on the same day as an English Oak was planted in Indianapolis, as part of a cross-Atlantic twinning arrangement which sees Northamptonshire twinned with the U.S city, as both locations have a strong focus on the motorsports industry.

The new tree planting season gets underway again this October and The Woodland Trust is once again offering free trees to schools and community groups. To request a pack for delivery in November, please visit The Woodland Trust website.

Town and parish councils and schools planting a tree for the Jubilee can also get a free commemorative plaque (one per organisation, on a first come first serve basis) from West Northamptonshire Council, by emailing [email protected].

Find out more information about the work taking place locally in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy project here.

More information is also available on the Queen’s Green Canopy website here.