Stanley Road among those chosen for Tree of Tree Jubilee gift - The Worcester Observer

Stanley Road among those chosen for Tree of Tree Jubilee gift

Worcester Editorial 14th Oct, 2022   0

A WORCESTER primary school is among a trio of county schools chosen to receive trees that featured in the Tree of Trees installation for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Stanley Road Primary School, Birchen Coppice Primary Academy in Kidderminster and Woodrow First School in Redditch have all been chosen to receive a tree. Dates for planting of the trees will be announced soon.

The Tree of Trees was a massive installation which was placed outside Buckingham Palace during the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this year.

The installation was made in the form of a huge tree using 350 Aluminium buckets, with the Queens Royal Cypher embossed on them. – each contains a native woodland tree about 2 metres tall.




The criteria for nominations for areas to receive trees were that they are given to areas of low canopy cover and high socioeconomic deprivation, hoping that the schools promote a cleaner, greener environment, and will benefit the wider community.

The criteria when nominating the schools, asked to show that there are educational benefits, but most importantly of all, that it will create a living legacy in honour of Her Late Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.


Lt Col Patrick Holcroft CVO OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, said: “The Tree of Trees was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and the sculpture reflected the enthusiasm so many of us found for ‘planting a tree for the Jubilee’ which swept the nation as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). People across the nation, including Worcestershire, were inspired to plant over a million trees during the Queen’s Green Canopy’s first season, from October 2021 to March 2022.

“The trees which we are planting at these primary schools in Worcestershire are a direct link to the ‘Tree of Trees’ and we are delighted that the county has had this opportunity to take such a direct part in a project that was so important to Her Late Majesty who planted more than 1,500 trees all over the world throughout the course of her 70-year reign.”

Communities across the county have already planted nearly 50,000 trees in celebration of Her Majesty reaching her Platinum Jubilee, and to honour her remarkable reign.

For more information on the wider Green Canopy scheme, visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/lieutenancy/homepage/23/planting_trees_in_worcestershire_for_the_jubilee

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