A town council in Oxfordshire has embarked on a mission to plant seventy trees in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Throughout June, Bicester Town Council have pledged to plant seventy trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The scheme – being led by Cool Earth in partnership with the UK Government and the Woodland Trust - began in May 2021 with the aim to protect the UK’s tree cover, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Mayor of Bicester, Councillor Alex Thrupp, planted the first tree in Garth Park last Saturday, June 4.

Sixty-nine more trees will follow, at various locations across the town including Langford Garden, Manston Park and Holm Square.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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