HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire kickstarts Queen's Green Canopy Initiative

Photo of Mr Toby Dennis, Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire

Mr Toby Dennis and RAF Coningsby's Station Commander planted a tree at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to commemorate the Queen's 70th Jubilee.

The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) initiative is a unique, UK-wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee."

In addition to attending the Lincolnshire Day event at Normanby on October 1st, Mr Toby Dennis, Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, planted Lincolnshire's first tree under the QGC initiative at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Coningsby.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC encourages everyone to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees from October through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

Toby Dennis said:

"Planting trees and protecting forests are a simple, cost-effective way to combat climate change, purify our air, enhance our community, and provide habitats for wildlife to thrive."

"The Queen's Green Canopy initiative will provide a legacy of the Queen's historic 70th Jubilee, which aims to benefit future generations and encourage community engagement with their local environment"

Station Commander, Royal Air Force Coningsby, Group Captain Matt Peterson said,

"As Station Commander RAF Coningsby, I’m delighted to welcome the Lord Lieutenant here today, to plant a tree that will form part of the exciting Queen’s Green Canopy project, which will be joined by many others in the months ahead.

"As an RAF community we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from ‘Bomber County’ and therefore it is really appropriate that we also use this event to celebrate the County on Lincolnshire Day."

Find out more about the QGC project and how you can get involved.

Published: 4th October 2021