Tree planting in Bedfordshire for The Queen’s Green Canopy

Biggleswade Town Council are pleased to announce that nineteen new trees were planted. Two of these were to replace long standing Oak trees which had been removed.  These trees have been planted in The Spinney on Dells Lane in Biggleswade on Thursday, 17th February 2022 as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Biggleswade is committed to providing sustainable green leisure space and enhancing the beauty of its town for residents and visitors. Richard Fuller, MP for North-East Bedfordshire was joined by Biggleswade’s Mayor Madeline Russell and the Town Clerk and Chief Executive Peter Tarrant.  The Public Realm Manager Jonathan Woolley and his Public Realm team were on hand to assist with planting the new trees.



The Queen’s Green Canopy

This an inclusive national initiative, meaning that everyone from across the United Kingdom can get involved. Whether you’re an individual hoping to plant a single sapling in your garden, a scout group planting a large tree or a City Council intending to plant a whole avenue of trees to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

You can now add your Jubilee tree to The Queen’s Green Canopy map. Her Majesty and The Prince of Wales planted the first Jubilee tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle in March, to mark the launch of the QGC.

Pin your tree

Everyone is encouraged to pin their tree planting(s) and any pictures on the interactive Queen’s Green Canopy website map.

How to plant a tree, find the step-by-step guide here.

To register your tree

  • Select “Add your tree” and follow the instructions. A photo of the tree or planting site needs to be uploaded and some basic questions completed.

  • It will take a couple of days to appear on the digital map as the registration is checked by the QGC team and the location ‘randomised’ for data privacy reasons. You should get a confirmatory email within a few days. The photo and basic details (including your first name only) will then appear on the digital map.

Environmental Facts

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

British Oak trees support an estimated 2,300 species, an incredible variety of wildlife.

A mature tree can absorb up to 150kg of CO2 a year.

UK Green spaces remove up to 1.3 billion kg of air pollutants each year.

Well placed trees can help cool the air between 2 and 8 degrees in urban communities.

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