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Wiltshire gifted three "Tree of Trees" from The Queen's Green Canopy

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council are delighted to receive three special trees from The Queen's Green Canopy "Tree of Trees"

Published 3 October 2022
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Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council are delighted to receive three special trees from The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) "Tree of Trees" which stood tall outside Buckingham Palace as a message of hope, regeneration and  optimism to the nation and the world as part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations.

Wiltshire and Swindon join 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 Late Majesty's cypher.

The Wiltshire recipients are the volunteers from Swindon's vaccination programme, The John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge and The Harnham Water Meadows Trust in Salisbury.  Presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton, the trees will be planted at ceremonies to be held this Autumn.

The trees will become 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.

Mrs Troughton said, I am delighted that Wiltshire and Swindon been chosen to receive the trees (two Alnus glutinosa [alders] and a Betula pendula  [weeping birch]) from the Queen's Green Canopy "Tree of Trees" and am proud to become part of this project to honour Her Late Majesty in our county.

I much look forward to attending the planting ceremonies this Autumn, and I hope that these trees, plus the trees which were already planted in the county as part of The Queen's Green Canopy, are enjoyed by everyone in the local community as a symbol of hope and regeneration for many years to come.

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