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Hospital plants tree for Queen’s jubilee

An NHS trust has joined thousands of organisations and individuals supporting Plant a Tree for Jubilee to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

The Canadian Serviceberry tree, which will eventually grow up to 30ft tall, was bedded in at the entrance to Ormskirk District General Hospital by Anne-Marie Stretch, managing director of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

She said:

"We're delighted to be supporting the Queen's Green Canopy initiative to mark Her Majesty's platinum jubilee - and it's a pleasure to know this tree will be providing joy, shelter and shade for generations to come."

The tree was gifted by Trust contractors EFT Construction Ltd, of Southport.

Everyone from individuals to scout and girl guiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates have been encouraged to play a part enhancing their local area by planting trees for the jubilee year.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, the Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 ancient woodlands across the UK and identify 70 ancient trees to celebrate the anniversary. 

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The picture shows managing director Anne-Marie Stretch with Phil Greenough, the Trust’s Head of Hard Facilities Management