GREEN-FINGERED schoolchildren planted 54 trees in Langley Hall Park for The Queen’s Green Canopy.
The pupils from Queen’s Green Canopy’s eco group were joined by the Queen’s deputy lieutenant professor Sir Nigel Thrift, Solihull Council leader Ian Courts and other ward councillors and council staff to plant the saplings which represented one for each country in The Commonwealth.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.
Coun Courts said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy invites people to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ to honour The Queen’s 70 years of leadership of the Nation and to enhance our environment.
“Here in Solihull we understand the importance of trees. As part of our urban landscape they add beauty and support and sustain wildlife, creating habitats for lots of different birds and animals.
“We have pledged to plant 250,000 trees over the next ten years so we jumped at the chance to get involved in The Queen’s Green Canopy, creating a lasting legacy which will benefit future generations.”