The Queen’s Green Canopy
On 1 March, Principal Sean Mackney and Student President Harrison Burke planted a Common Lime Tree (Tilia x europaea) donated by Quince Honey Farm to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.
This was part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) which is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.
Jason Quinn, Head of Estates said: “As part of the Petroc sustainability drive and carbon zero 2035 plan, we are continuing to plant a verity of common species across our campuses. This includes hedgerows and replacing trees that have had to be removed due to ash dieback. So far this year, we have planted 30 new trees with a further 40 still to plant. This not only helps the environment but also helps to provide food and natural habitats for our diverse wildlife population.”