Plant a Tree scheme is fitting Platinum Jubilee tribute to Queen – The Yorkshire Post says

HOW fitting that families are to be invited to plant a tree for the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee in 2022 when Her Majesty has planted so many during her near 70-year reign.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is to be marked by a new campaign urging people to plant a tree.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is to be marked by a new campaign urging people to plant a tree.

A fitting tribute to both the Queen – and recognition of the public’s appreciation of environmental matters – the new Royal DIY guide to the safe, and successful, planting of trees is awaited with interest.

As everyone is encouraged to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’, it is a precious reminder, as Boris Johnson says while the finishing touches are made to Downing Street’s Christmas tree that originates from Yorkshire, that new spruces have the potential to transform communities, connect us with nature and provide homes for precious wildlife.

Perhaps Sheffield should be the first focus of the new initiative after the furore over the felling of healthy trees in a council scandal that still shames the city – it will take decades for new trees to reach the maturity of all those that were lost.

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