To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, North Devon Council are planting 70 fruit trees in locations across the district in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
In Ilfracombe a mix of 15 apple, pear and mazzard trees will be planted at Greenways, Ilfracombe.
Lead member for the Environment and local ward member for Ilfracombe West, Councillor Netti Pearson, said:
“I am always glad to see North Devon Council taking part in initiatives to plant trees: it is a great way to mark significant national events, improve biodiversity and absorb carbon. At Greenways the trees will establish a small community orchard, extending the planting that took place a couple of years ago.”
The QGC is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, the QGC will dedicate a network of 70 ancient woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 ancient trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
For more information, please visit www.queensgreencanopy.org