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Plant a tree to support the Queen's Green Canopy and Great Big Green Week, as part of Greenham Trust's 25th anniversary celebrations

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Greenham Trust is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary by encouraging everyone to plant a tree and support the Queen’s Green Canopy.

The anniversary tree project will help mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which will also be celebrated in 2022.

During its first 25 years in operation Greenham Trust has awarded £64m in charitable grants to local charities, community projects and voluntary organisations, both large and small, across West Berkshire and north Hampshire.

Greenham Trust's 25th Anniversary Tree Project (51499298)
Greenham Trust's 25th Anniversary Tree Project (51499298)

Working with West Berkshire Council and in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy and Great Big Green Week, the organisation is offering local schools, councils and community groups the opportunity to plant one or more trees to enhance the local environment for years to come.

The Trust plans to provide up to 25,000 trees to be planted throughout the region over the next planting seasons.

An initial order has been placed for trees to be planted this autumn and applications are now open for the free trees.

Chris Boulton, chief executive of Greenham Trust, said: “The Trust is delighted to help in promoting the Queen’s Green Canopy Project locally as part of our own 25th Anniversary celebrations. We hope we can really make a difference to tree planting in West Berkshire and north Hampshire which will in its own way support the nationwide campaign to enhance our environment.”

Richard Somner (Con, Tilehurst South and Holybrook), executive member for planning, transport and countryside at the district council, added: “We are thrilled to be part of this joint partnership to plant more trees across the district that not only helps celebrate Greenham Trust’s 25th anniversary, but also ties into the Great Big Green Week which is a national week of events celebrating action on climate change.

“We all have a part to play in making changes for a better environment for our future and as a Council we have been working hard on projects in regards to climate change and protecting green spaces through our Environment Strategy Delivery Plan.

“Every action, whether small or big, helps to make a difference and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and support this initiative for a cleaner, greener West Berkshire.”

To apply for free trees visit greenhamtrust.com/trees.

Applications for trees to be planted in the autumn/winter of 2021 close on October 15.

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