The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites everyone from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
The Lord-Lieutenant, The Lady Colgrain has been advised that the QGC Map will close for new trees on 31st March 2022. Therefore, she would be most grateful if you could ensure any planned plantings are included on the map by the end of the month if at all possible.
The map will then re-open again on the 1st October 2022, marking the start of the second planting season, until 31 March 2023.
How to get involved – 4 steps.
1- Plan: The first thing you’ll need to do is acquire a healthy tree. Visit our plan page for more information: queensgreencanopy.org/plan.
2- Plant: Once you’ve got your tree the next stage is finding out how to plant it! Find out how to here: queensgreencanopy.org/plant.
3- Protect: With your tree planted, it’s time to give it the best chance of flourishing with some aftercare: queensgreencanopy.org/protect.
4- QGC Map: Add a photo of your tree to the digital record of Jubilee tree plantings across the country: queensgreencanopy.org/qgc-map/.
Share your story.
Once you’ve planted your Jubilee tree, make sure to upload your contribution to the QGC Map and inspire others to get involved by sharing on social media.
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The Benefits of Trees
Planting trees and protecting forests are simple, cost effective ways to slow climate change, filter our air, enhance our communities and provide habitats for wildlife.
The QGC invites the planting of tree to create a legacy in honour of Her Majesty the Queen, to benefit current and future generations.
2.78 million people live further than 10 minutes walk from green space.
UK green spaces remove up to 1.3 billion kg of air pollutants each year.
Well-placed trees can cool the air between 2 and 8 degrees celsius in urban communities.