Three charity organisations in Warwickshire have been successfully nominated by the Warwickshire Lieutenancy to receive trees from the Platinum Jubilee. Three charity organisations in Warwickshire have been successfully nominated by the Warwickshire Lieutenancy to each receive a tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy Tree of Trees sculpture, which was displayed outside Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend earlier this year.
The three groups to receive a Platinum Jubilee tree in Warwickshire are:
- Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association (Leamington Branch), which is an empowering women’s organisation that promotes religious and secular education amongst women, all in the spirit of sisterhood. The group are currently working on a project to plant 100,000 new trees in the UK to celebrate 100 years of their organisation, including 10,000 new trees in the Midlands.
- Brandon Marsh Voluntary Conservation Team have put their efforts into transforming a former quarry site into a rich and vibrant nature reserve full of wildlife, whilst also providing a positive opportunity for people to learn new skills and make a difference.
- The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust continues to care for five preserved homes and gardens linked to Shakespeare and his family, as well as managing a library, museum and archives which have been designated as being of international importance. The Trust will plant their tree so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come by the general public.
All 350 British native trees that featured in the 21-metre-tall Tree of Trees sculpture, designed by Heatherwick Studio, have been donated across the country to a variety of community groups and organisations. The sculpture highlighted the importance of trees and nature as well as the success of the first round of QGC tree-planting, which encouraged over a million trees to be planted between October 2021 to March 2022.