The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The initiative invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Everyone from individuals to youth groups, villages, cities, counties, schools, and corporates are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees from October 2021, the start of tree planting season, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC encourages the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
All Jubilee trees planted as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy will be added to the QGC Map, which will create a digital record of the green canopy of tree planting projects across the country. The QGC Map opened on 1st October, to coincide with the start of the official planting season. The map will become a digital historical record of contributions to the QGC in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.
By inviting everyone to plant considerable numbers of new trees throughout the country, the QGC seeks to highlight the significant value of trees and woodlands as nature’s simple but highly effective way to clean the air we breathe, slow the impact of climate change, create important wildlife habitats and improve our general health and wellbeing.