Help us grow the Platinum Jubilee legacy

Help us grow the Platinum Jubilee legacy
28 February 2022

We are proud to be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations - but we need your help to make it a success.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique, tree planting initiative being held across the country with people being invited to plant a tree for the Jubilee.

The initiative aims to encourage everyone to learn more about the best way to plant trees so that they survive and flourish providing a lasting legacy for years to come.

We have more than 3,500 trees to plant as part of the scheme and we need volunteers to help us.

Heather Scott, Leader of the council, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy is a fantastic idea and I am delighted that we are able to plant trees across the borough and celebrate Her Majesty with the community.

“Please get the dates in your diary and come and help us plant the trees to mark this historic occasion.”

Tree planting dates and venues:

Baydale Beck - Thursday 17 March, 1-4pm. Meet at Edgecombe Drive/Staindrop Road

Rockwell – Saturday 19 March, 10am-1pm. Meet at Riverside Way/Hutton Avenue

£5 Note Bridge – Tuesday 22 March, 10am-1pm. Meet at Field Street

Wylam Ave – Thursday 24 March, 10am-1pm. Meet at Wylam Avenue

Low Coniscliffe - Saturday 26 March, 10am-1pm. Meet by the river (Wood Lane)

Brinkburn – Monday 28 March, 10am-1pm. Meet at Hartington Way

Heighington – Tuesday 5 Apr, 10am-1pm. Meet on the grass area next to Redworth Road/A6072

Brinkburn - Wednesday 6 April, 10am-1pm. Meet at Hartington Way

Low Coniscliffe - Friday 7 April, 10am-1pm. Meet by the river (Wood Lane)

Merrybent - Saturday 8 Apr, 10am-1pm. Meet at the bench on the grass area next to the A67/A1M bridge

All equipment will be provided but please in appropriate clothing and footwear. For more information please contact the ranger team on 406719 or email [email protected]

Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.

Details of the national Queen’s Green Canopy, the Big Jubilee Lunch and Beacon lighting can be found online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

““Please get the dates in your diary and come and help us plant the trees to mark this historic occasion.””

- Heather Scott

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