The Queen’s Green Canopy at St Peter’s

Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School Marlborough helped with the planting of 30 saplings at St Peter’s

On the 19th May, 6 pupils from St Mary’s Primary School Marlborough helped with the planting of 30 young saplings at St Peter’s. The event Trust’s contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, marking Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Supported in their efforts by their teachers, Mrs Pawlaczek and Mr O’Reilly, Oliver, Harry, Juliet, Annabel, Jessica and Pippa planted thirty Hawthorn, Dogwood, Crab Apple, Dog Rose and Hazel saplings along the South wall boundary of the old churchyard.

The saplings were acquired from the Woodland Trust as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. 

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.

Featured image credit: Neil Goodwin, Marlborough News

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