During her 70 years on the throne, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is said to have planted over 1,500 trees around the world and has stressed the importance of trees in the Earth’s future with Sir David Attenborough.

No wonder trees play an important role in the range of national and community events throughout this year being held around Australia to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Eligible groups and organisations in Hume are now invited to submit expressions of interest for an Australian Government grant to plant trees in honour of the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her seven decades of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.

Grants from $2,500-$20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations, with each federal electorate eligible to receive up to $100,000 for up to 10 projects.

Suitable projects must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally‑appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor welcomed the opportunity for local community groups to play a part in the celebrations; expression of interest forms are available at his electorate offices in Goulburn or Camden or via email at angus.taylor.mp@aph.gov.au.

Expression of interest applications close Monday 28, March 2022.