70 new trees from The Queen’s Green Canopy to be planted in Burbage

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 January 2023

70 NEW trees are set to be planted soon inside of a green space managed by Burbage Parish Council.

Stock image of a sapling (Image: Gelgas Airlangga/Pexels)

The trees will be planted on Far Lash green space as a way of marking the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which was launched last year (2022), to mark the Platinum Jubilee of the late Queen, Queen Elizabeth II.

That is according to a Burbage Parish Council spokesperson, who made the announcement on Monday (16 January) earlier this week through their official website and social media platforms.

The Council spokesperson noted that one specimen silver birch will be added for each year of her reign – meaning 70 will be planted in total.

They said: “This will create a commemorative feature on the Parish Council-managed green space, where a beacon was lit to mark the Jubilee last June.”

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) scheme has been extended, per the request of His Majesty The King.

A statement on their official website reads: “Following the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty.”

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