LGP recipient of Queen's Green Canopy "Tree of Trees"
Let's Grow Preston is delighted to receive a special tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) “Tree of Trees” which stood tall as a message of hope, regeneration and optimism to the nation and the world as part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations.
LGP joins over 300 organisations from across the UK who were announced by the QGC as recipients of these special trees in The Queen’s name. Preston was chosen as a Queen’s Green Champion City and LGP is one of only 8 organisations in Lancashire to receive one of these special trees in recognition of the community work that we do. The tree becomes part of the living legacy in honour of Her Majesty, joining over a million trees already planted across the UK as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
We will be joined by the King’s official representative, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, and the Mayor of Preston to help to plant the tree at 1pm on the 20th November 2022 at the Hub on Grange park, off Mitton Drive, Ribbleton, Preston. On the day we'll have a variety of activities including willow weaving, a hedge laying demonstration and the opportunity for people to build a bird or bat box for the park. We are also working in partnership with Preston City Council to offer people the chance to plant and take home with them a small cherry tree.
“Receiving such a special tree is a huge honour for Let’s Grow Preston and is recognition for all the work that we do to support the Preston community, improving people’s physical and mental well-being through nature. However, we wouldn’t be able to do anything without the generosity of our volunteers and the collaborative and cooperative way we work with Preston Food Hub Network, the allotmenteers and so many grassroot groups and local businesses” said Development Director for LGP, Annie Wynn.