The Queen’s Green Canopy “Tree of Trees”
Education Futures Trust thrilled to be chosen for contribution to Hastings and Rother community
Education Futures Trust is delighted to receive a special tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) “Tree of Trees” which stood tall as a message of hope, regeneration and optimism to the nation and the world as part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations.
Education Futures Trust joins over 300 organisations from across the UK who were recently announced by the QGC as recipients of these special trees in The Queen’s name, which are gifted in a pot embossed with Her Majesty’s cypher.
The gift of a tree is a ‘thank you’ for all the valuable and tireless work that volunteers and individuals undertake for the benefit of their communities. It is hoped that these special trees will raise awareness of the need to plant trees and inspire and encourage people to get involved in tree planting.
The tree becomes part of the living legacy in honour of Her Majesty, joining over a million trees already planted across the UK as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
‘We are delighted and honoured to have been chosen by the Lord Lieutenant to be the recipients of one the late Queen’s Tree of Trees, which we will plant here at the Firs to enhance the natural beauty of the area. It will offer the local community a quiet and contemplative focal point for their visit, at the same time as increasing the biodiversity of the wild space, carrying her legacy into the future.’
The tree will be gifted to Education Futures Trust by HM Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, Andrew Blackman, with a special planting ceremony taking place at The Firs on 2nd November 2022.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a UK-wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The QGC initiative has been extended to the end of the planting season in March 2023, to give people an opportunity to plant trees to honour Her Majesty.
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the QGC “Tree of Trees” sculpture sought to put the importance of trees at the heart of this historic milestone to celebrate Her Majesty, who planted over 1,500 trees all over the world throughout her 70-year reign.
During the summer, the trees were cared for by Barcham’s Nursery ahead of distribution at the start of the planting season in October.
The trees will be gifted evenly across the UK in proportion to the population, with each county receiving at least one tree. The Lord Lieutenants of each county, who are His Majesty The King’s representatives, have been championing the QGC locally and have selected the recipients of the special trees.
For more information, please visit: www.queensgreencanopy.org