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On Tuesday 22nd March, HM The Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Countess Elizabeth Howe invited local resident Sir David Jason and Hon. Milly Soames Deputy Lieutenant to join her in planting three trees in Aylesbury as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The tree planting took place at offices in Aylesbury, which boast a beautiful orchard and are home to two charities – Calibre Audio and Heart of Bucks Community Foundation.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and invites people from across the UK to “plant a tree for the jubilee”.

HM The Lord-Lieutenant, said:

“Her Majesty has been involved in our communities for 70 years and during that time she has planted over 1,500 trees. All over the country tree planting is being championed and the best thing about this initiative is that everybody can take part, it is that inclusivity that has such great strength. By planting a tree and creating a lasting legacy we will be able to remember for generations the Queen’s extraordinary reign.”

Sir David, who is also a supporter of Heart of Bucks’ Winter Warmth campaign, said:

“As a long-term local resident, it was a pleasure to be invited to plant a tree in Bucks to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year. I hope that ‘my’ cherry tree will flourish and be enjoyed by future generations.”

The CEO of Calibre Audio, Anthony Kemp and CEO of Heart of Bucks, Henry Allmand both commented that is was a lovely occasion to mark the Queen’s monumental achievement.

The event enabled both charities to celebrate the legacy of Her Majesty’s leadership through a sustainable activity that will benefit the local community for years to come.

To find out more about the Queen’s Green Canopy, please click here.