As part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, a tree planting project has been launched. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year, with a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.

Widgeon Walk Tree Planting Qgc Point2

Church Hill Field Qgc Point2

Hawkinge Town Council wishes to take part in the project, and two areas have been suggested for planting. Plans are above. One is the low area at the eastern end of “Churchill Field”, which runs from opposite Churchill School to Corbett Road. An area at the Corbett Road end gets waterlogged and cannot be used for several months in winter

The second area is on the north side of the Widgeon Walk open area, to augment the existing border planting.

HTC would be pleased to hear of any suggestions for other locations in the town.

Please send any comments and suggestions to clerk@hawkinge-tc.gov.uk