Isle of Wight businesses are being encouraged to take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative designed to mark the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Queen’s Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen’s service. The canopy will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.
Susie Sheldon, the Island’s Lord-Lieutenant, is asking Chamber members to “plant a tree for the jubilee”, with the emphasis on quality not quantity. The aim is to plant the right tree in the right place and at the right time.
IFPL founder and newly appointed Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Geoff Underwood is getting behind the campaign by planting a Mulberry Tree. “Even though it is not an indigenous tree, we chose it because it’s a little different, and a really lovely tree that will look really nice in front of our building,” Geoff says.
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