Platinum Jubilee Activities- Plant A Tree For The Jubilee!

Thursday, 7 April 2022  |  Charis

The platinum jubilee

With 2022 marking Her Majesty The Queen's 70th year on the throne and therefore becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, we think it's pretty worthy of a celebration!

To mark this unique occasion, many events and campaigns have been taking place this year, which will all lead up to the big day on the 3rd of June, with many of us enjoying a four day UK bank holiday! One of the initiatives that we’re excited about is the #Plantatreeforthejubilee

The Plant A Tree For The Jubilee initiative encourages the planting of trees to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee to honour The Queen but to also leave a legacy that will benefit the future generations and make a positive impact on the world around us!  

As a company that loves and sells wooden toys, we know how important trees are. They are the lungs of our planet. ​They clean the air and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Wood is a beautiful natural resource, and we love and support the progressive shift away from virgin plastic toys to more natural wooden toys.

However, we should always be mindful of our impact on the planet. That's why we love this initiative to plant more tree's and it's one of the many reasons that we partnered with Just One Tree to offer an ongoing commitment to donate towards their mission to plant trees and make the world a better place!

Planting a tree for the jubileeWith all this buzz and excitement for the Platinum Jubilee, we were thrilled when our award-winning outdoor play brand 'The Den Kit Company' came to us with their latest activity kit... The Plant A Tree For The Jubilee Kit! This brand new, limited edition kit for 2022 has been designed to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, offering children a way to join in the celebrations while connecting with nature as well! 

The Plant A Tree For The Jubilee Kit contains nature-inspired activities, including decorating a woven willow crown and sowing native tree seeds, the kit provides a creative, planet-friendly way for children to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

Inspire their imagination while they get creative decorating their very own willow crown, adorning it with the treasures of nature they find around them! They can also sow their own native tree seeds and learn how to identify the UK's best loved trees!

Inside the den kit kit

Plant a tree contents

This activity packed kit includes everything you need for outdoor fun!

  • Hessian Sack - The perfect sized, drawstring bag to keep your Plant a Tree For The Jubilee Kit components safe!
  • Child's trowel -  Perfect for green fingered littles ones! Made from high quality stainless steel and ash wood, contoured for a comfortable grip
     
  • Willow crown - A woven crown, ready for decoration, made in Shropshire from flexible willow whips. 
  • A6 tree identification cards in their own cotton drawstring bag - Nine beautifully illustrated tree leaf and seed identification and fact cards
     
  • Field Maple and Alder tree seed pellets in a pillow box - Five pellets containing native Alder and Field Maple tree seeds, protected by a mix of clay, charcoal and nutritious soil - a complete habitat in which to germinate
     
  • 5 Coir pots - Compostable coir pots in which to plant your tree seed pellets
     
  • Illustrated guide -A helpful guide to weaving a new willow crown, growing your tree seeds and learning about the symbolism of crowns through history.

How to plant a tree
Planting a tree is such a rewarding experience! Follow the steps below to learn how!

The tree pellets that come inside your Jubilee Kit contain native Alder and Field Maple tree seeds, which are protected by a nutritious (for the tree's not us!) mix of clay, charcoal and soil! - These all help to germinate your seeds!

You can plant your seeds in the coir pots that come with the kit! Keep them moist on a windowsill or in a greenhouse until they are strong enough to plant in the soil outside! Tree planting season is between October and March so you can use Spring to get your tree started! (you can also scatter your seed pellets directly outdoors but it's best to do this in the autumn/winter months when the soil is damp and soft..ps make sure to check it's okay to plant before sowing your the tree seeds!)

If sowing and growing in the pots first, you can watch your little sapling grow until the planting season then once you have sturdy sapling you can dig a hole that is deep enough to fit your little trees roots! Place your tree inside making sure just the roots are in the soil. Then while keeping your tree sturdy, you can then refill the hole with soil, and pat down the soil once filled. Don't forget to water your new little tree!

The reward for your patience and care is that a tree may grown that will one day be taller than you! That tree may provide you with shade, feed the wildlife, house birds and mini beasts! Planting a tree is a wonderful and rewarding experience you can do now for the future and in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee! While you wait for your trees to grow, you can use your beautiful kid-sized trowel for other gardening tasks that need doing!

Plant a tree images

You can find our full range of The Den Kit Company’s products here! From Den Kits to build outdoor dens to Activity Kits that allow your little ones to get closer to natural world, these wonderful kits are designed to capture creative imaginations, encourage resourcefulness, provide sanctuary, and supply hours of simple fun!

The Den Kit Co Cottage Garden Den Kit
£44.00
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£23.00
The Den Kit Co Make A Pizza For The Birds
£16.00
The Den Kit Co Original Den Kit
£42.00
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