Jaguar Land Rover ‘Plant a Tree (70) for the Jubilee’

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.

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.

This month, Chamber CEO, Lesley Martin-Wright and the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside – Mark Blundell, (who is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s personal representative in the region) visited a team from Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood, to officially unveil the plaque for their new Queen’s Green Canopy Orchard.

The trees (and plaque) were planted by Jaguar Land Rover employees, who volunteered from all parts of the factory to came together as one team to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. This spectacular orchard and sustainable eco-system is made up of 70 trees, a mixture of apple, pear and plum, one to mark each year of the Queen’s reign. It will also be used as a place of wellbeing and reflection on site for employees for many years to come.
As well as our CEO Lesley and the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, The JLR team of Operations Director, Trevor Leeks and Trim & Final Technology Manager, Ian Holohan, were also joined by The Merseyside High Sherriff, Nigel Lanceley, Deputy Lieutenant, and Queen’s Green Canopy Lead for Merseyside, His Honour John Roberts.