Trust marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Members of the Trust were joined by Marion Regan, a Deputy Lieutenant and leading national strawberry grower from nearby Mereworth, who planted an oak tree as part of the national celebrations of her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.
Representing Lady Colgrain, Lord Lieutenant of Kent at the planting ceremony, Marion Regan, Deputy Lieutenant, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy celebrates more than 70 years of tree planting by Her Majesty and her commitment to promoting the county’s woodlands. It’s great to see the Trust, a charity synonymous with horticultural research, get behind the campaign and it was a pleasure to join them on the day.”
Oliver Doubleday, Chairman of East Malling Trust, added: “We are delighted to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting this oak tree and another 5 trees, all of which are native species, at the entrance to the Trust’s estate and outside the Conference Centre at NIAB EMR.
“These new trees join our extensive orchard – which includes many novel and heritage apple and pear varieties – and are part of the national canopy that’s being created this year.”
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project is an opportunity for anyone in the UK to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
The QGC will plant a network of individual trees, creating avenues, copses and whole woodlands across the country in honour of The Queen’s service and the legacy she has built. This will become a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.
For further information on the QGC visit: www.queensgreencanopy.org