Stephen Leckie, the Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, has marked the start of the nationwide “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” initiative at Crieff Hydro Hotel.
Set to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) tree planting initiative calls on people across the UK to plant trees from October when the tree-planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
The Lord-Lieutenant has allocated land for 70 oak trees within the grounds of Crieff Hydro Hotel and marked the launch of the project by planting the very first tree.
The remaining 69 are available to purchase and those buying their very own tree in the specially created plantation within the hotel grounds can choose the wording for its commemorative plaque.
Stephen Leckie said: “I am delighted to be able to take part in this fantastic initiative which will see trees planted in honour of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee across the UK.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the oak trees develop and mature to become part of the beautiful scenery at Crieff Hydro Hotel.
“The chance to purchase a tree is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to join the Jubilee celebrations or as a thoughtful gift, particularly for anyone who holds any special memories at the hotel.”
With a focus on planting sustainably, The Queen’s Green Canopy will encourage the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
Each tree at Crieff Hydro Hotel costs £450 which covers the cost of the oak tree and plaque as well as maintenance over the first five years while it establishes.