Queen's Green Canopy - Update

Posted on 10th April 2024

To celebrate The Late Queen's Platinum Jubilee the National Association of Civic Officers invited civic heads to plant trees on Friday 11th March, (the seventieth day of 2022 in the seventieth year of Her Majesty's reign) as part of The Queen's Green Canopy initiative.

 224 Councils told us they had taken part and between them they planted nearly 400 trees.

 Trees were planted by County Chairs, by Lord-Lieutenants, Provosts and High Sheriffs.  Lord Mayors, Mayors and Chairs from cities, boroughs and districts took part, as did Town Mayors and Parish Council Chairs.  Many were supported by fellow Councillors and Council staff.  Some were helped by Junior Mayors and by school children, Guides and Brownies.  One Mayor had his guide dog alongside and the Chair of another Council was accompanied by the oldest resident (99 years old) and the youngest (just 3 weeks old).

 Councils across the United Kingdom took part and NACO's warmest thanks goes to all Association members who made it possible.  NACO has produced a book that records the civic heads who joined in offering this unique civic tribute to Her Late Majesty and the book will now be sent to The King.

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