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Queen's Green Canopy arrives at University Green

21 Dec 2022

Landscaping team plant trees and wildlife-friendly hedges with saplings provided by the late Queen’s project to support wildlife, protect our environment and create a lasting legacy


Our University landscaping team have been planting trees and wildlife-friendly hedges on the University Green space with saplings provided by the late Queen’s Green Canopy project, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Our Environmental Services arborists, Tony Cameron and Nigel Hatton were able to use a fallen beech tree to create a sustainable wooden plaque to signify the Jubilee year.

The planting will help support our Living Campus Plan by providing a home for wildlife and a relaxing space for our community.

Paul Shaw, Environmental Services Deputy Manager in Estates and Facilities said: “It’s great to be able to take delivery of these trees through the Queen’s Canopy scheme. Like the other trees on campus, these will continue to improve our campus environment for many years to come.”

Landscape Foreman, Lewis Brown, who was instrumental in getting the application together, said: “To honour the Queen’s service and legacy, these saplings will be planted as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.

“Every one that is planted will bring benefits for people, wildlife and the climate now and for the future.” Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of His Majesty The King, the initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour The Queen.”

The Queen's Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen's service and the legacy she has built.

This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.