Jubilee trees for Cornish charities


Three local charities have each been presented with a tree from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee tree sculpture, the ‘Tree of Trees’.

The presentation to Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Newquay Orchard and Children’s Hospice South West, was made by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, and Geraint Richards MVO, head forester at the Duchy of Cornwall, at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, near Lostwithiel.

The ‘Tree of Trees’ , designed by Thomas Heatherwick, was made up of 350 saplings in commemorative pots and was part of an initiative called The Queen’s Green Canopy which encourages people and communities to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’.

All 350 trees are being sent across the UK and in Cornwall we were lucky enough to receive three trees.

Richards said: “What a privilege to see three of the Platinum Jubilee trees here in Cornwall and now being presented to three fantastic local charities. It is a wonderful commemoration to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I personally can’t wait to see each tree planted and thrive for many, many years to come.”