The Queen’s Green Canopy is an independent initiative led by an Executive Team drawn from individuals seconded from across Government and the charity, Cool Earth.
The campaign will see communities, charities, schools, scout groups, councils and landowners planting trees across the four nations to create a lasting legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, that will enhance our environment and the landscape, for generations to come. The campaign will encourage the planting of healthy native trees that will thrive in their environments.
Throughout Her reign, The Queen has planted more than 1,500 trees all over the world and has spoken alongside Sir David Attenborough of the importance of trees in Earth’s future. The Platinum Jubilee will offer an opportunity for people to unite in celebration of The Queen’s lifetime of service in support of the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time which has profoundly changed the lives of all British citizens and generated a much greater public awareness of the need for green space. The Queen’s Green Canopy will encourage people to come together with the common purpose of “greening” their local and national environments. Everyone is encouraged to take part in creating this special gift to Her Majesty by planting, and celebrating, trees at home, and within their community, through their local Government or County programmes.