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Tree of Trees – Surrey Organisations recognised by The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative

On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November trees were planted by the Lord-Lieutenant at The Meath Epilepsy Charity, Godalming; Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Compton; Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford; Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley; Space2Grow, Farnham; The Therapy Garden, Normandy.   

Eight Surrey charities and organisations were nominated to receive a special tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) “Tree of Trees” to thank them for the valuable and tireless work they undertake for the benefit of their communities.

Presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey – Mr Michael More-Molyneux

The trees were part of the “Tree of Trees” sculpture – created by designer Thomas Heatherwick and were a centrepiece of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend outside Buckingham Palace.

Other charities, Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development, Mickleham and The Patchworking Garden Project, Dorking, trees will be planted by the Lord-Lieutenant later this month.

These organisations are amongst 350 organisations from across the UK who were recently announced by the QGC as recipients of one of the British native trees from the Tree of Trees sculpture.  The sculpture celebrated The Queen’s Green Canopy, a nationwide tree-planting initiative devised to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee which inspired over a million trees to be planted.

Following the wishes of His Majesty The King, the initiative has been extended, creating a living legacy and a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and to her people.

The Lord-Lieutenant said:

“Her late Majesty planted over 1,500 trees all over the world throughout her 70-year reign.  The “Tree of Trees” sculpture put the importance of trees at the heart of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The sculpture stood tall as a message of hope, regeneration and optimism to the nation and to the world.”

“The Surrey Lieutenancy are delighted these Surrey charities and organisations have been selected by The Queen’s Green Canopy to receive these special trees as a thank you for the vital role they play in our community, often using the natural environment to improve health and wellbeing. It is hoped that these trees will raise awareness of the need to plant trees and will inspire and encourage others to get involved in tree planting.  Trees planted across the country in Her Majesty’s name benefit current and future generations and create an extraordinary living legacy.”

Presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey – Mr Michael More-Molyneux
Presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey – Mr Michael More-Molyneux
Presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey – Mr Michael More-Molyneux
Presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey – Mr Michael More-Molyneux
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