Plant a Jubilee Tree
It is estimated that Her Majesty the Queen has planted 1500 trees during her reign. In the 1960s Bath Council widened Camden Road by shortening the front gardens of Upper Camden Place and building the now familiar ‘ramparts’. In the remaining part of each garden a cherry tree was planted – only one is left. So here’s two good reasons to plant another tree.
So why not join people across the UK who are being invited to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting a tree to help mark the monarch’s 70-year reign. The campaign is known as The Queen’s Green Canopy.
Some care is required to get the variety of tree and its positioning right. Taking a brief look along Camden Road three good bets:
Here is an examples of perhaps wrong positioning:
This ‘contorted willow’ was planted in our garden 19 years ago to celebrate the birth of a previous occupants’ daughter. When they saw it they were delighted and somewhat shocked – it now costs us £400 every three years to keep it in shape!
Click here to see how David Attenborough points out a mistake in Buckingham Palace garden to Her Majesty and gets it corrected.
Do let us know by replying to this blogpost if you have or will plant a tree to join Camden’s Green Canopy.