LOCALS in a Herefordshire town are being asked to get involved with a national campaign to plant more trees.

Leominster is joining in the Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It invites people from across the UK to “plant a tree for the jubilee”.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and businesses will be encouraged to plant trees through the Jubilee year in 2022.

As part of the initiative, a number of tree planting sessions are taking place across Leominster. The first of which takes place this Friday (December 3) at 10am at Sydonia Park, near the Halo swimming pool.

Stuart Sidebotham, grounds and environmental supervisor for Leominster Town Council, said as well as planting trees, scrub land will also be created.

He said it would be beneficial for birds and wildlife, and will be planted in a way that would not inconvenience walkers.

“The more people we can get involved the better, it’s a real community effort,” he said.

The community group Leominster in Bloom is helping to organise the event, with support from the Environment Agency, which is supplying some of the trees.

Leominster in Bloom said the meeting point will be at the lower car park near the swimming pool.

“All are welcome to join us, if possible please bring a spade and wear suitable clothing and footwear for a winter’s day planting,” the group said.

Further planting sessions are planned to take place at Ginhall Green and Pinsley Mead, near the Priory Church.