Planting more trees for the Queen’s Jubilee


The Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant Chris Loughran joined the Mayor of Solihull Cllr Ken Meeson, students and staff from Light Hall School and council staff to plant ten trees at Light Hall School last week for The Queen’s Green Canopy.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

The Mayor of Solihull Cllr Ken Meeson said: “We have pledged to plant 250,000 trees in ten years so naturally we wanted to support The Queen’s Green Canopy. The trees planted at Light Hall School will support and sustain local wildlife and contribute to meeting our net zero carbon aspirations for the borough by 2041. They will also create a lasting legacy for future students.”

Students from Light Hall School’s Eco Council in Shirley worked with the council’s Planting our Future team to plant the trees for The Queen’s Green Canopy. The Planting our Future team is also working with other schools and colleges in the borough including Merstone, Fordbridge and Dorridge schools, the Triple Crown Centre and Solihull College.

To express an interest in planting trees next planting season or to find out more, please contact