09 March 2022

Tracy Neal, Joint Head of Agriculture & Rural Property, at Battens Solicitors has been busy planting trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project on her land in North Dorset.

60 new trees have been planted including Oak, Beech, Chestnut, Field Maple, Alder, Walnut and a mix of 120 hedging plants such as Hawthorne, Blackthorne and Dog Rose.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Tracy is delighted to be part in a national scheme which will benefit the local environment for generations to come;

“Having been bought up on a farm in New Zealand rural matters, and in particular the environment, has always been important to me. As a custodian of the land, I want to ensure that I do all I can to help preserve the flora and fauna. Taking part in the Queen’s Green Canopy project in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year is really exciting. These trees will be mapped and I hope that planting them will leave a legacy for many generations to come”.

Battens specialist Agriculture & Rural Property team has seen an increase of new and existing clients buying land to plant trees to offset carbon and move towards net zero. Purchase of land with established woodland is also on the rise.

Anyone considering buying land for woodland creation, or to simply enjoy established woodland, Battens Agriculture & Rural Property team has the local expertise to assist with the conveyancing process. If you require more information, please contact Tracy Neal on 01935 846076