Queen’s canopy coming to University Green

Our University will be planting trees and wildlife-friendly hedges on the University Green space with saplings provided for free under the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

Running under the slogan ‘plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee’ the Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Our University will take delivery of a small copse of native, wildlife friendly trees for the centre of the proposed site and 105 wildlife saplings for the hedge around the edge. The site is between Humanities Bridgeford Street and Alliance Manchester Business School on the University campus. The planting will help support our Living Campus Plan by providing a home for wildlife and a relaxing space for our community.

Paul Shaw, Environmental Services Deputy Manager in Estates and Facilities said: “It’s great to be able to take delivery of these trees through the Queen’s Canopy scheme. Like the other trees on campus, these will continue to improve our campus environment for many years to come.”

Lewis Brown, Landscape Foreman, was instrumental in getting the application together. He said: “To honour the Queen’s service and legacy, these saplings will be planted as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy. Every one planted will bring benefits for people, wildlife and the climate now and for the future.”