Time for a Spruce-up at Bodenham Arboretum

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees during the tree planting seasons of 2021-2022, and again during the autumn of 2022 to the end of the Jubilee year.

 This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.  This is how Bodenham Arboretum is joining with the initiative:

Seven children from local Cookley Sebright Primary School were in attendance on Tuesday 15th March to help plant seven Serbian Spruces at the Arboretum – a tree for each decade of the Queen’s rule. 

This type of spruce is tall and slender, with graceful upswept branches, an elegant evergreen tree. It has glossy dark green needles and distinctive purple cones. It is a threatened species in its native Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, where its habitat is becoming increasingly sparse, but is also present across Europe.

It has been found to be a drought tolerant tree.  We look forward to seeing how it adapts to life here at Bodenham. The trees have been planted on the edge of Bodenham’s carpark, where they can be seen as you descend the driveway to the Arboretum, and appreciated by everyone!

λ To plan your visit to Bodenham Arboretum, or for more information, visit the website at www.bodenhamarboretum.co.uk

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