The Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset Mr Angus Campbell was asked to nominate a small number of Groups within the County to receive a special tree given under Her Late Majesty’s initiative “The Queen’s Green Canopy”.

The Trees would be planted in the Communities of the chosen Groups. The Lord Lieutenant nominated as one of the Groups Wimborne in Bloom as he had a high regard for the work that the Group has undertaken over the last 30 years. The nomination was successful and the Tree,  a Multistem Hazel (Corylus Avellana) will be planted by the Lord Lieutenant in Redcotts Recreation Ground tomorrow, Monday 5th December at 12noon.

The background information to the initiative is as follows:

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, inviting people from across the UK to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” creating a legacy in honour of HLMQ’s leadership of the Nation, benefiting future generations. Focusing on planting sustainably, the QGC is committed to supporting planting trees in some of the most deprived UK schools and urban areas, increasing access to green space, with innumerable benefits to health and mental wellbeing, improving the quality of life in communities, and promoting the vital importance of our ancient trees and forests to the environment.

The Tree of Trees was a spectacular 21-metre sculpture featuring 350 British native trees that was erected outside Buckingham Palace as an exciting centrepiece of The Late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations in June.

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the sculpture reflected the joyful Jubilee tree planting which has swept the nation as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), inspiring over a million trees to be planted during its first season, from October 2021 to March 2022.

The sculpture sought to put the importance of trees and nature at the heart of this historic milestone to celebrate Her Late Majesty, who planted over 1,500 trees all over the world throughout the course of her 70-year reign.

The 350 trees are set in aluminium pots embossed with Her Late Majesty’s cypher. The trees and pots are now being gifted to selected community groups and organisations to celebrate their work and inspire the next generation of tree planters across the nation Her Late Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants were asked to nominate organisations and groups they believed made a positive and measurable impact on their communities.  The tree and pot are symbols of gratitude for your tireless efforts and I hope that it will bring pride to your organisation and community.

Reporters and Photographers are welcome and should use the School Lane entrance (off West Borough) to the Recreation Ground. Entering the Ground the Tree will be planted to the right of the Bowling Green Club House and the Hardcourt Tennis Courts.