Glasgow schoolchildren dig in for Queen’s 70th Jubilee tree planting initiative

IT is symbol to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year and all over the country trees will be planted to create a legacy in honour of Her Majesty’s reign.

As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy a unique tree planting initiative will mark the 2022 milestone and invites people from across the UK to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance the environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.

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In Glasgow pupils from Cadder Primary School were chosen to become involved.

And yesterday they planted a Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling with some help from Glasgow’s Lord Provost Philp Braat, in his role of Lord Lieutenant as the Queen’s representative in the city.

Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat in his as Lord Lieutenant, representing the Queen, pictured planting a tree at Cadder Primary school. He is pictured with members of the schools eco committee, from left Jason Lam, Orlagh Gallagher, Junior Mactavish

Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat in his as Lord Lieutenant, representing the Queen, pictured planting a tree at Cadder Primary school. He is pictured with members of the school’s eco committee, from left Jason Lam, Orlagh Gallagher, Junior Mactavish

Mr Braat said: “It is an honour as Lord Lieutenant to lead on the Queen’s Green Canopy City Schools Project here in Glasgow, to mark the Platinum Jubilee of The Queen next year. I am always impressed by the enthusiasm and knowledge of our young people in demonstrating their commitment in all matters relating to climate change. This royal tree planting initiative is a tangible way to tackle our present environmental concerns whilst also celebrating the monumental milestone for Her Majesty next year. Cadder Primary pupils can be proud to be part of this lasting royal legacy.”

Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat in his as Lord Lieutenant, representing the Queen, pictured planting a tree at Cadder Primary school. He is pictured with members of the schools eco committee, from left Jason Lam, Orlagh Gallagher, Junior Mactavish

Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat in his as Lord Lieutenant, representing the Queen, pictured planting a tree at Cadder Primary school. He is pictured with members of the school’s eco committee, from left Jason Lam, Orlagh Gallagher, Junior Mactavish

Last week, the Queen and Prince Charles planted a tree at Balmoral Castle as part of an initiative marking her Platinum Jubilee.

As they put soil around the copper beech sapling, Prince Charles said: “Let’s hope it will survive.” It was planted at Balmoral’s cricket pavilion with the help of pupils from the nearby Crathie Primary School.

The Herald Scotland

The Herald Scotland

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