The National Trust has today revealed its plans to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Cornwall.

It is organising a range of tree planting projects as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Some 70 projects in total have been announced across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging in size from small-scale individual tree plantings where there is some significance to the property or landscape, to those where the Trust will be recreating historic, lost avenues of trees.

In November, the team at Trengwainton in Madron, near Penzance, will be planting two Cornish elms close to the Queen Victoria Jubilee oak tree planted in 1897 – echoing a previous planting in The Royal Meadow to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Royal Meadow was a part of Trengwainton’s farm fields until the late Victorian period, entirely separate from the garden.

In 1897 an oak (Quercus pedunculata) was planted to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, followed by a lime (Tilia platyphyllos) in 1901 for Edward VII's coronation.

Across the border, 15 apple trees have been planted at Agatha Christie’s Greenway in south Devon. The garden team have been working to restore the orchard and meadow over the last three years and the new trees will add to the three apple trees already there.

The team eventually aims to create a more open space with the fruit trees and meadow area with views down to the river.

Hilary McGrady, director-general of the National Trust said: “The Platinum Jubilee is such a special moment for the UK, so I am delighted that the Trust is able to take part in the celebrations.

"By taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy we’re able to mark this historic achievement whilst also creating a legacy for the future – a fitting tribute to Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years of service to the country.”

John Deakin, head of trees and woodland at the National Trust added: “There is something really special about marking national occasions like this year’s Jubilee through tree planting – knowing that the trees should grow and last for generations to come as a marker of a significant moment in history.

“Our support of The Queen’s Green Canopy has catalysed an ambitious programme to restore avenues, conserve ancient trees and protect some our ancient woodlands.”

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