Winners Plant their Trees for the Jubilee
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee everyone across the UK is being encouraged to plant a tree. The Queen’s Green Canopy aims to create a network of individual trees, avenues and woodlands in honour of The Queen’s service and the legacy she has built. Back in November we partnered with Langthorns Plantery, a fellow Royal Warrant Holder based in Essex, giving our customers the opportunity to win a tree. The winners of the Dengie ‘Win a Tree for the Jubilee’ competition were announced in National Tree Week (27th November- 5th December 2021) and the winners were invited to pick from a range of trees supplied by Langthorns Plantery.
One of the lucky winners was Mrs Denley, a teacher at Burton End Primary School in Haverhill, Suffolk. Mrs Denley chose a Robina x Margaretta Pink Cascade to plant at the primary school and accepted the tree on behalf of the school alongside Mrs Riley and students Harper, Sophie, Olivia and David. The school really embrace the importance of nature and plants, running both gardening and eco clubs for the pupils.
Elizabeth Wright from Dudley was also one of the lucky winners. Elizabeth chose a Malus Jelly King Crab Apple which she has planted in her garden.
Another tree was won by Gerald Lewsey, Chairman of the St Lawrence Parish Council in Essex. Gerald chose an Acer Cappadocicum to plant at the Jubilee Field in St Lawrence in front of the Village Hall. The children from Diddydots Nursery were on hand to help plant the tree and will be helping to take care of it.
As part of the The Queen’s Green Canopy we’ve encouraged all of the winners to upload the location of their trees to the map. You will also find the Amelanchier Lamarchkii tree that Dengie’s Technical Manager Katie Williams and Edward Cannon from Langthorns planted at Dengie’s Head Office to kick off the campaign.