Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust’s (PKCT) patron, Cameron McNeish, has celebrated the charity’s 25th anniversary by planting a tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy.

PKCT patron Cameron McNeish with Silver birch (c) photosbyzoe

PKCT's patron Cameron McNeish planting a Silver Birch for PKCT's silver anniversary

Planted in the grounds of one of PKCT’s funders The Gannochy Trust, the Silver Birch will thrive as a legacy of the Trust’s Silver anniversary and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Cameron McNeish said:

There is no better way to mark 25 years of dedicated countryside development for the benefit of everyone than to plant a silver birch for Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. The Gannochy Trust has been one of PKCT’s key funders for years, and its grounds are the perfect location for a tree that will mark PKCT’s silver anniversary and their joint working relationship. Trees are brilliant for making our natural environment healthier and cleaner for all of us, so I hope many more of you will plant trees this year too.

Alex Cairncross, a PKCT Trustee and Deputy Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross commented:

The Queen’s Green Canopy could not have coincided better with the silver anniversary of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. It is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 that invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. In the spirit of the conservation work PKCT have done over the past 25 years and as part of Perthshire Big Tree Country, I hope this silver birch joins the other trees being planted across Perth and Kinross to become the next generation of big trees and a lasting legacy of Her Majesty’s reign.

Plaque for PKCT

Plaque for PKCT's Silver birch planted for its anniversary and The Queen's Green Canopy

PKCT is a charity that has been improving, conserving, promoting, and developing access to Perthshire’s incredible countryside for a quarter of a century.

As another part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, it launched its Friends of PKCT scheme which will allow anyone who loves the outdoors of Perthshire to donate as little as £3 per month to help make Perthshire the most accessible countryside in Scotland.

For more information about PKCT and its Friends scheme, click here.