June 22, 2024

Rare tree planted in Denbighshire to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A special tree has been planted in Denbighshire to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique, UK-wide, tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, by inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Guide groups, villages, towns, cities, counties, schools and corporates are encouraged to plant trees from October 2021 when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

As part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Project, NACO (National Association of Civic Officers) called on as many civic leaders as possible to plant a tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee today (Friday 11 March).

The day chosen is the seventieth day of the year in which The Queen marks the seventieth anniversary of her accession.

The Jubilee Tree, planted at Cae Ddol, Ruthin, by Denbighshire County Council Chairman, Cllr Alan James, is a Black Poplar, a very rare tree that is native to the river banks of the county.

Cllr Alan James, chair of Denbighshire County Council, said: “I am very proud to be able to plant this rare Black Poplar tree on behalf of the Council to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”