CHARITIES in Warwickshire are to receive trees which were displayed outside Buckingham Palace.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association (Leamington branch) and Brandon Marsh voluntary conservation team will each receive a tree which was part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) Tree of Trees sculpture during the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend earlier this year.
All 350 British native trees that featured in the 21-metre-tall Tree of Trees sculpture have been donated across the country to a variety of community groups and organisations.
The sculpture highlighted the importance of trees and nature as well as the success of the first round of QGC tree-planting, which encouraged over a million trees to be planted between last October and March this year.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox, who is the King’s representative in the county, nominated the three charites.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association is currently working on a project to plant 100,000 new trees in the UK to celebrate 100 years of their organisation, including 10,000 new trees in the Midlands.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which cares for the five Shakespeare family homes and gardens around Stratford, will plant their tree so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come by visitors.
Brandon Marsh voluntary conservation team have put their efforts into transforming a former quarry site into a vibrant nature reserve full of wildlife, while also providing a positive opportunity for people to learn new skills.
As tree-planting season begins again this month, the QGC continues to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 remarkable years of service by creating a legacy in tribute to her leadership that will benefit current and future generations.
Everyone from individuals, schools, care homes and early year providers, to faith groups, charities, businesses, and more are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees this Jubilee year.
To get involved, visit The Queen’s Green Canopy website here