Trees planted to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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.

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