Queens Canopy

High Halstow residents are being invited to pledge to plant a tree or shrub for the Queen’s Jubilee in honor of her Majesty’s 70 Year Reign. High Halstow Parish Council plan to kick start this campaign off by planting 24 trees. Making an avenue from Northwood Avenue to the RSPB Reserve entrance. Large garden, small garden or even no garden at all, we believe everyone can get involved. If you cannot plant in the ground, consider a pot or Bonsai Tree that takes up very little space. We would like to encourage local natural species of trees and shrubs such as Alder, Aspen, Beech, Birch, Cherry, Crab Apple, Hawthorn and Hazel (to name just a few). These are more likely to survive as they are used to our climate and will help to support our local wildlife habitat whilst preventing the spread of imported pests and diseases. The best time to plant a tree is between October and March,
so get planting today or plan for later in the year. Obtaining a good quality tree is easy, you can buy online from the Woodland Trust or you could buy locally and help support our local businesses, like Homeleigh Garden Centre. They offer expert help and advice, and they are on our doorstep! Please send your pledge to plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee to: [email protected] It is hoped that we can record these plantings and plot them on a local map, so please let us know when you have taken part by sending Louise your name and house address. We will provide you with a unique number and plot on a map. The map will then be displayed at the end of the year in St Margaret’s Church and via facebook. The High Halstow Environment Group meets bimonthly and everyone is welcome to get involved and make a difference.

St Margaret's Church Address

St Margarets Church, Cooling Rd, High Halstow
Rochester ME3 8SA