Kingdom marks Platinum Jubilee with tree planting initiative

Bill Banks

KINGDOM Housing Association has announced it has planted oak trees in Glenrothes and Perth as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy encourages planting of trees across the UK to create a legacy which will benefit future generations.

Planting at the organisation’s head office in Glenrothes and the entrance to the Fairfield estate in Perth, Kingdom Housing Association has joined families, schools and community groups from across the country who have already planted over a million trees in more than 6,500 locations.

Bill Banks, Kingdom Group chief executive, said, “At Kingdom we’re proud to take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy project. We chose oak trees for their royal connection but also because of the incredible variety of wildlife they support as they grow.

“The trees are accompanied by commemorative plaques set in stone plinths and will be a reminder for future generations of how the nation has come together to tackle climate change. A mature tree can absorb up to 150 kilograms of CO2 a year and while our contribution may be modest, when added to the more than one millions trees already planted, the benefits really do add up.

“Kingdom has developed a net zero strategy that recognises climate change and sustainability and being involved with the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative allows us to raise awareness of the climate emergency with our customers and staff as we drive forward behavioural change.”