Kettering village care home residents dig in for Queen's Green Canopy jubilee

The Queen's Green Canopy will mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 3:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 3:24 pm

Residents at a Kettering village care home have become some of the first in the county to mark the Queen's 70 years as monarch with a tree planting ceremony.

Making an early start on the Queen’s Green Canopy, staff at Weekley's Old Vicarage Residential and Nursing Home watched as two trees were planted for the campaign.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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Residents were on hand to watch the jubilee trees being planted

Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021 through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

Jackie Kreamer, activities co-ordinator, said: "We have been lucky enough to have donated by one of our residents Yvonne two young acer trees. Our gardener Michael had an audience when planting them out in the garden when I and some of the residents helped mark the occasion.

"We are all looking forward to watching them flourish throughout the year, and hopefully enjoy the colours come autumn."

The Queen's Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of the Queen's service and the legacy.

The residents with Jackie

Whether you're planting a single tree in your garden, joining neighbours or a community group, or planting as a school or organisation, every tree makes a difference.

Any trees planted from October 2021 to the end of the jubilee year in 2022 can be part of the QGC.

According to the Woodland Trust, tree planting is best between October to March – this is when roots are dormant and new trees will have the best chance of flourishing.

The Queen joined Prince Charles as he planted the first Jubilee tree at Windsor Castle earlier this year to launch the scheme, honouring the monarch's 70-year reign.

In a video message the Prince of Wales encouraged people to "plant a tree for the jubilee, in other words, a 'tree-bilee'", he said.