Following the wishes of His Majesty The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) carried on until the end of March 2023. This was to give people the chance to plant trees to honour Her Majesty.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) was a unique tree planting scheme created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It invited people across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
As a nationwide initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee, the QGC was due to conclude in December. As the official tree planting season in the United Kingdom is from October to March, the initiative was extended. It included the full tree planting season, beginning in October 2022 and finished in March 2023.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is proud to have planted a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name. It took place across the nation during the first planting season, October 2021 to March 2022. The extension of the QGC built on this legacy. It serves as a tribute to Her Majesty’s service to her country and her people.
Encouraging young people to embrace nature
From 4 October 70 QGC Trees were gifted to primary schools across the UK. Plantings were led across the country by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenants.
This will highlight the teaching aspects of trees and how vital it is to give young people access to nature.
The QGC also asked schools to get involved in planting Jubilee trees. They gave free tree packs away through their partners, the Woodland Trust and The Conservation Volunteers.
The Queen's Green Canopy map
From 1 October all Jubilee trees were added to the QGC Map. It created a digital record of the green canopy of tree planting projects across the country. The map became a digital historical record of the QGC in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.
Dedication of Ancient Woodlands
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy created a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands. They identified 70 ancient trees to celebrate Her late Majesty’s 70 years of service.