Norfolk residents are being invited to plant a tree in memoriam to honour Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Jubilee Trees for Norfolk was launched earlier this year to encourage people to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy. Norfolk County Council is now relaunching the scheme and hopes that tree planting across Norfolk can offer a long lasting tribute to a monarch so special to our county and create a legacy to honour her dedicated service of more than 70 years,.
The County Council has made half-price tree packs available at seven tree collection points including Norwich (County Hall and Broadland Country Park), Acle, Long Stratton, Watton, Fakenham and King’s Lynn). Residents should apply online at www.norfolk.gov.uk/jubileetrees and the packs will be ready for collection in the planting season between December 2022-February 2023.
Cllr Eric Vardy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “Getting involved with Jubilee Trees for Norfolk and supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative will be a lasting legacy across the county and a perfectly poignant tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, the work she did and the causes she championed during her 70 year reign. This will not only help create new habitats for wildlife in Norfolk but also provide a fantastic opportunity for residents and community groups to do something positive for their county.
“It is also a key part of the Norfolk County Council’s response to tackling the challenges of climate change and will help towards our net zero carbon goals as part of our Environmental Policy.”
The Jubilee Trees for Norfolk scheme is being funded by Norfolk County Council and the Government through the Trees Outside Woodland project.
It is part of the 1 Million Trees for Norfolk project, an ambitious initiative to work in partnership with communities, landowners, other agencies, businesses and individuals across the county to enable one million trees to be planted over five years.
In the 2021/22 planting season, the 1 Million Trees team enabled nearly 45,000 trees to be planted through a range of innovative projects.
Find out more about the 1 Million Trees for Norfolk project and how to apply for the Jubilee Trees for Norfolk here: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jubileetrees