The Queen’s Green – Canopy Plant a Tree for the Jubilee
October marks the start of the tree-planting season and this October you could take part in a very special nationwide event. Not only can the addition of a tree enhance your garden or green space but it can also create a haven for wildlife.
To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee everyone from individuals to villages, cities to counties, schools and corporates are being encouraged to plant a tree this month, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. With an emphasis on learning the best way to plant trees, so that they survive and flourish for years to come, the initiative will give expert advice about tree planting at the right time of year, in the right place and with species that are not prone to prevailing tree disease.
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Patron, planted a tree earlier this year to launch The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – a unique, UK-wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s seventy-year reign.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will highlight and showcase seventy amazing and irreplaceable ancient woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify seventy ancient trees to celebrate the jubilee. With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC aim to create a legacy, which will benefit future generations.
All planting projects, large or small, can be uploaded onto a special interactive map which has been created to track the Jubilee tree plantings. People will be able to upload images of their newly planted trees to share and inspire others to create a green canopy of projects to cover the country.
‘This country has never before celebrated a Platinum Jubilee and next year we will have the opportunity to thank Her Majesty by planting trees to create an abundant canopy across the four corners of the country.’ Dame Judi Dench
If you’d like to find out more and get involved visit the QGC website.