Churt Jubilee Wood
“Plant a tree for the Jubilee” was an initiative suggested in 2021 by Prince Charles to plant a tree as a lasting legacy to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Following the wishes of His Majesty the King, the Queen's Green Canopy initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Late Majesty.You can find full details here.
And of course, planting a tree is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis, trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. By ensuring that the trees planted are native broad leaf species you can help to preserve the UK's environment and biodiversity. The sequestered carbon accumulates in the form of biomass, deadwood, litter and in the soil of woodlands. Trees also support adaptation to the impacts of climate change, through shading and flood prevention. They can also provide significant benefits in terms of air quality, biodiversity, health and wellbeing, education and the economy.
We were fortunate to have a number of high-quality cell-grown year-old saplings (together with canes and spiral guards) in four different species, very kindly provided by Carbon Footprint so that Churt households could each plant their own tree to create a ‘distributed wood’. Village residents also potted up local native broadleaf trees to share with others. ‘Churt’s Picnic in the Park’ on 11th September was an ideal opportunity to set up a table for families to chose one of these treesto plant as part of the Churt contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy’.
Some of the trees that were available at the Picnic for families to take away to plant
Download a leaflet about the project with a step by step guide to planting and ongoing care