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The Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting

The Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting

The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of His Majesty The King, the initiative was extended to the end of March 2023.

Didcot Town Council resolved to participate in this initiative and as such, applied to the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment for a grant. The Town Council was successful, and the project was supported by a grant from TOE with funding from Grundon Waste Management Ltd, through the Landfill Communities Fund.

The Council has declared a climate emergency and this tree planting supports this policy. Where possible the Council prioritises green initiatives and the Environment and Climate Committee, chaired by Cllr Axel Macdonald, ensure we deliver on and improve our green credentials.

The Council's outdoor team worked in dire conditions in late December 2022, planting 2 small, wooded areas in Ladygrove, along with a new hedgerow. In total, over 70 trees and 300 whips were planted for the Queen's Green Canopy initiative.

PHOTO: Mayor Pam Siggers, along with some members of the Town Council's outdoor team who carried out the planting.

Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 10:00 by Chelsey Lordan

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