GREEN-FINGERED children helped to plant 100 trees in Pebmarsh for the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

St John the Baptist Primary School pupils and their families planted 100 jubilee trees on land owned by the Nott Family Trust.

The school children will watch the trees grow as they come and go from school, and the land is open for everyone to enjoy.

It is part of a wider scheme across the Braintree district that was launched previously.

Braintree Council has been offering tree whips and bulbs to parish and town councils, local community and voluntary groups, schools, colleges and charities within the district.

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Braintree Council environment boss Wendy Schmitt said: “I am delighted that our community trees and bulbs planting project has inspired the children, parents and teachers of St John the Baptist School, demonstrating a wonderful community spirit.” 

 “It is touching to see that the children have dedicated each of the 100 trees planted in memory of someone special or given it a name, as well as the school registering everyone’s efforts on The Queen’s Green Canopy map to share their efforts of taking part in Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy project, ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’, to honour the legacy of our Queen. 

“Every tree planted will help protect our natural environment for future generations, by capturing and storing carbon to tackle climate change.”

To view the Queen’s Green Canopy map in full, visit