Oswestry is to plant 2000 trees this November as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative (weather permitting).

Update from Oswestry Town Council.  We have received the great news that our tree planting project can go ahead as planned from the 7th of November.  We have been keeping a close eye on the weather as these unusually warm temperatures are not ideal conditions for bedding in young trees. Now that temperatures are falling and frosts are on their way, we can press ahead knowing we’re giving our trees the very best start in life. Planting starts from 7th of November through to the 11th of November, from 10am to 4pm at Gatacre Pavillion. We are grateful for any time volunteers can give – so drop in whenever you can for an hour or two, we’ll have tea and biscuits waiting! Please bring your own spade, gloves, appropriate footwear and clothing – full training will be given. Any changes will be communicated through our social media channels.

 The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is an initiative that began in May 2021 in honour of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. The objective is to increase and protect native tree cover as a special gift for the Queen, to mark her 70 years on the throne.

Following the sad passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, his Majesty the King, became the Patron and in accordance with his wishes, the initiative has been extended to the end of March 2023 in line with the full tree planting season. This will give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty.

Oswestry Town Council is proud to be supporting this initiative and has committed to purchasing 2000 trees to form a new hedge at Gatacre Pavillion and is looking to the community and partners to help plant them.

Weather permitting, the Council is looking for volunteers to help plant trees from the 7th to the 11th of November between 10am and 4pm. All volunteers are to meet at Gatacre Pavillion at 10am with their own spade, gloves, appropriate footwear and clothing. Full training will be given.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is proud to be creating a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation during the first planting season, October 2021 to March 2022. The extension of the QGC initiative will build on this legacy and serve as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.

The interactive map created by The Queen’s Green Canopy to showcase the planting projects across the United Kingdom will also continue to the end of March 2023, giving people an opportunity to be part of this special legacy.

If you have any questions, please contact enquiries@oswestry-tc.gov.uk.