Deputy Lieutenant, Marion Regan was delighted to join East Malling Trust, the Kent-based charity dedicated to promoting horticultural research, in their planting of an Oak tree in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy which is part of the celebrations for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Marion, of Hugh Lowe Farms, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy celebrates more than 70 years of tree planting by Her Majesty and her commitment to promoting the county’s woodlands. It’s great to see the Trust, a charity synonymous with horticultural research, get behind the campaign and it was a pleasure to join them on the day.”

Oliver Doubleday, Chairman of East Malling Trust, added: “We are delighted to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting this oak tree and another 5 trees, all of which are native species, at the entrance to the Trust’s estate and outside the Conference Centre at NIAB EMR.

“These new trees join our extensive orchard – which includes many novel and heritage apple and pear varieties – and are part of the national canopy that’s being created this year.”

If you would like to find out how you can get involved in this nationwide tree planting project and mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in your community (or home) then please do visit The Queen’s Green Canopy Website where they have all the information you will need.

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