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The grand finale of The Queen’s Green Canopy – the planting of a Maple tree by Lady Mansfield at Scone Palace to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III.

On Tuesday 14 November, His Majesty’s 75th birthday, guests were greeted at the palace by the sound of the bagpipes before Deputy Lieutenant Alex Cairncross welcomed guests to the event. Guests had registered their tree plantings for The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, donated land, provided sponsorship or delivered education. Children from Our Lady’s primary school wrote a song about the Coronation and The King’s birthday which they performed beautifully. Before guests enjoyed tea in the Long Gallery, Lord Stormont talked about all the trees which have been planted by royalty in the palace grounds.

Provost Xander McDade highlighted to guests that Perth and Kinross contributed 186,964 trees to the Queen’s Green Canopy, planted a Jubilee Avenue on the South Inch, gained Champion City status, planted 12 new Jubilee Woodlands, contributed 2 heritage trees and 2 ancient woodlands to The Ancient Canopy, received a Celebration Tree from Queen Elizabeth and 2 trees from the Tree of Trees, a sculpture commissioned for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace and 76 children received Junior Forester Awards.

This concludes the Queen’s Green Canopy if you would like to read more about it please click here.

Photos: Cherry Hope

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