Leaning into the challenge of climate change creates exciting new partnerships and
opportunities to rethink the way things are done.
The Queen’s Canopy scheme designed by Tim Osborn of To Studio, in collaboration with
Aletheia, is an important moment as we learn to work our ecology strategy harder to improve
air quality, carbon absorption, reduce run off and enhance biodiversity across this beautiful
Delivered in stages over the past few weeks, this commemorative installation of 70 birch
trees was unlocked by volunteers from Marsh Housing, Marsh Commercial, Sanofi, BBC,
Computacenter, Coeo, Pexip, Vistra, FSP, Microsoft, and HP. A month later, underplanting
the trees with wildflowers suited to dry conditions, volunteers from Northgate, Sanofi,
Huawei, Pexip, HP, Computacenter and Oracle expertly lay turf under the guidance of
Scofells Landscaping and Wildflower Turf. Jonathan Adey, the Park’s ecologist, brought the
Park’s ecology strategy to life on walks around the Park with our volunteers and occupiers
explaining how the smallest of changes can make extraordinary impact.
With the first species flowering in 4 to 6 weeks, over the summer and early autumn they will
attract pollinators and other wildlife. With an annual cut in October their seeds will establish
and the cut material will provide cover for species preparing to overwinter until their renewal
and vibrant return next spring.
The impact of these initiatives is substantial. As the birch trees and wildflower turf mature,
we anticipate a reduction of 10,500 kg of the Park’s carbon emissions each year. This
reduction is a significant contribution to mitigating climate change and preserving our natural
environment for generations to come. We sincerely thank everyone involved with particular
thanks to Scofells and Wildflower Turf. Together, you have all helped to take meaningful
steps toward a greener, more sustainable future on the Park.