With Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her platinum jubilee next year, people around the country are being invited to mark the occasion by planting a tree in their local area, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
In Bodmin, efforts are being made to create a fabulous new community woodland for this project, with the first round of tree planting taking place this weekend.
Born in April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the UK’s longest reigning monarch, with her coronation taking place on 2nd June, 1953.
In 2022, a year of commemorative events and celebrations will take place to mark this momentous occasion, with the Queen’s Green Canopy being a big part of this. Not only will the initiative celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee, it is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and take part in a sustainable project to plant more trees for the planet.
Everyone from all communities are invited to take part during the official planting season between October and March. Tree planting will then commence again in October 2022 and will run right up to the end of the jubilee year.
According to the official website, the Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 woodlands across the UK and identify 70 ancient trees to celebrate the platinum jubilee. It’s hoped it will create a ‘legacy’ to benefit future generations.
On Saturday, 20th November, Bodmin will be planting the first round of tree saplings as part of the initiative. The first twelve trees will be planted in Berryfields Park, with the team of volunteers meeting at Berryfields Community Centre, Harmer Close, at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to join in.
Bodmin Town Council plans on planting 400 more trees in the park in March to create a new community woodland as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.