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Shropshire’s Queen’s Green Canopy campaign
13th January 2022

Shropshire’s Queen’s Green Canopy campaign has been given a huge boost thanks to a generous legacy from the late Richard Mayall and his wife Anne who lived near Harmer Hill As from January 2022 anyone in the county wishing to plant a tree at home as part of the Queen's Green Canopy can collect a tree for free, together with a stake and tie from Shrewsbury Town Council's Weeping Cross Nursery, SY5 6HT or Prees Heath Nursery, Whitchurch, SY13 2HR.

Please reserve your free tree, while stocks last, by filling in the simple form on Shrewsbury Town Council website. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a National project that the Shropshire Lieutenancy together with Shropshire County Council and Telford and Wrekin Council are supporting locally. It has been rolled out across Shropshire and the rest of the UK during the planting season from October 2021 to December 2022. This will be a long-lasting and valuable way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Lieutenancy and the Councils are keen to help ensure that as many trees as possible are planted for the Canopy in Shropshire. This initiative will promote the importance of trees for the environment in a sustainable and relevant way and, it is hoped, thousands of trees will be planted across the county as a lasting legacy. Each planting can be commemorated by marking it on the map on the Queen’s Green Canopy website


Richard Mayall’s daughter Ginny said “This is open to anyone and everyone who has space or can find space to plant an appropriate tree. Our mission is to get Shropshire firmly onto the QGC map. My parents loved and valued the natural world and were deeply concerned about the loss of biodiversity in the UK. They would have been delighted to see native trees being planted all over Shropshire. We welcome everyone to get involved.” Put Shropshire on the QGC Map Plant a tree for the Jubilee Reserve your Tree Collect your free tree from Weeping Cross Nursery Plant it in your garden Register your planting on the QGC Map at


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