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Tree planting ceremony at County Hall

1 March 2023

A tree-planting ceremony is being held at County Hall on Tuesday 7 March 2023 at and staff are invited to come along to watch the proceedings.

A hazel tree gifted to the council by the Queen's Green Canopy will be planted at the bottom of the bowling green beneath the terrace by His Majesty's Lord Lieutenant Elizabeth Fothergill CBE and our Civic Chairman Councillor David Wilson.

The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree-planting scheme set up last year to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and 2 trees have been given to us by the QGC organisers to plant in Derbyshire. The other tree, a cherry tree, will be planted at Elvaston Castle.

We've already been lucky to have 6 trees from the famous Tree of Trees that stood outside Buckingham Palace at the height of last year's Jubilee celebrations. They have already been planted at Shipley Country Park and dedicated to 6 Derbyshire organisations and groups.

Council leader Councillor Barry Lewis will be joined by Cabinet Members to oversee the ceremony and will talk about the importance of trees to the landscape and climate, as well as highlighting the council's target of planting one million trees by 2030.

The ceremony will start promptly at 9am so if you want to go along and watch please make your way to the area about 10 minutes beforehand to take your place.