Planting trees for the Queens Green Canopy

The Farleigh Wallop Estate are to plant 1,300 trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy for the Platinum Jubilee year.
Lord Lymington has designated three sites, totalling 3 acres, on the Estate in Cliddesden, Farleigh Wallop and Ellisfield and invited residents of each Parish to plant a tree in commemoration of this special year.

“The Platinum Jubilee is an important occasion for the country and we are proud to be able to mark the occasion in this special way. We’re planting 1,300 trees across the Estate, more than one for every month of the Queen’s life, recognising her extraordinary reign whilst creating a long lasting trio of community woodlands within the Estate.”

Planting will take place at each site on the 12th of March and tree species including Oak, Wild Cherry, Silver Birch and Field Maple will be included. The trees have been specially selected to reflect those which already feature in the landscape, providing long lasting wildlife habitats and increasing biodiversity alongside acting as a carbon sink to help tackle the climate emergency.

The woodland areas will all be publicly accessible, further enhancing the wide network of footpaths and cycleways that criss-cross the estate, with commemorative signs displaying information about the planting and the new woodland habitats being created.

Pupils from Park View Primary School will be joining Lord & Lady Lymington and the Estate team to plant trees at the Farleigh Wallop site close to St Andrews Church on Friday 11th at 11am.

“Park View Primary are excited to take part in the Jubilee Tree Planting at the Farleigh Wallop Estate. The school are planning lots of activities to celebrate the Queens Jubilee this year, including a Royal Cake Competition and the ‘Park View Street Party’."

Cliddesden Parish Council and 3CG (Cliddesden Community Conservation Group) will be planting with local residents.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”

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