70 Trees for 70 Years – one month to go!

It’s the final countdown for the 70 Trees for 70 Years campaign – you have one month left to nominate your favourite trees and woodland in Buckinghamshire to be included in our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

This year we have been taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative, planting trees for the Jubilee to create a lasting legacy for future generations.

Alongside this, we would like to celebrate the beautiful trees and woodland we already have, so we have been inviting residents to nominate their favourites.

We have received some fantastic nominations so far, which have highlighted how important trees and woodlands are to us for our mental health, our physical health and our enjoyment of our surroundings.

Cllr Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “We are very lucky in Buckinghamshire to be surrounded by so much natural beauty, and as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, Buckinghamshire Council is looking to celebrate this with our 70 Trees for 70 Years campaign.

“The nominations we have already received have been really touching, demonstrating just how important our natural environment is to us, and how many memories are evoked by special places.

“One couple nominated a tree where they had their engagement photoshoot, and someone else nominated trees in a park where they had enjoyed picnics with friends after the first lockdown lifted. We’ve also had people nominating woodlands because they have memories of walking in the woods with loved ones who have since passed away.

“Whatever the reason, if you have a tree or woodland in Buckinghamshire which you think should be recognised on our Platinum Jubilee list, please send us a photo before 1 May.”

To take part, take a photo of your chosen tree or woodland, tell us where it is and why it is meaningful to you, and send it to us via social media @BucksCouncil or 70trees@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Nominations close on Sunday 1 May 2022.

Visit https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/70-trees-for-70-years/ for more information.