A tree has been planted at a Harpenden school as part of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 'Queen's Green Canopy' initiative.

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, David Williams, planted the tree at High Beeches Primary School on Friday (December 2).

The initiative began as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


The Deputy Lord Lieutenant was assisted by the school's house ambassadors as the tree was planted in the presence of school staff, children from Years 1 to 6, a number of parents and the school's governors.

High Beeches headteacher Jonathan Walker said:"The Queen’s Green Canopy aims to plant over one million trees across the country, supporting wildlife, absorbing carbon dioxide and creating green spaces for communities to enjoy as a living legacy to the Queen.

"The first tree was planted by the Queen, at Windsor Castle in March last year, and we have now joined the thousands of schools and communities all over the country who have already planted trees as part of this excellent project."

St Albans homelessness charity Emmaus Hertfordshire also received a Queen's Green Canopy tree last month.