Supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy

At Bettys & Taylors, trees have held a special place in our hearts for a long time and this year we are thrilled to support the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project, a planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The project invites people from across the UK to “plant a tree for the Jubilee” and create a lasting, green legacy. The GQC began in May 2021 and will run through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022, with the aim of encouraging people to plant sustainably and care for our woodlands so they survive and flourish for future generations.

Bettys & Taylors have providing funding for the planting of 100 trees across Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and Boroughbridge. The elm, oak, hornbeam, sycamore and lime trees that have been planted are predominately native with high carbon capture, and will be enjoyed by residents, visitors, and wildlife for many years to come.

The final trees were planted earlier this month to coincide with the Queen’s accession day to the throne in 1952. Sarah Wells and Katy Squire from the Group Communications team were invited to attend the ceremonial tree planting and unveiling that occurred in Harrogate and Boroughbridge on Sunday 6th February. The event was also attended by Harrogate Borough Mayor Councillor, Trevor Chapman, and the Lord Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Johanna Ropner.

Sarah Wells, Community Manager at Bettys & Taylors Group, said: “We are delighted to support this unique project which not only highlights the importance of climate action, but also the positive impact of community collaboration.”

Anyone wishing to get involved can plant a tree and pin it to the Queen’s Green Canopy map to make it count towards their district’s total.