The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a remarkable, UK-wide tree planting exercise created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, by urging people to “Plant A Tree For The Jubilee.”
Huge loads of people in the UK including the Scout, Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and the corporate world were urged to plant trees back in October 2021 when the tree planting season started. The planting will continue until the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
This is a drive by the Queen of England called the ‘Green Canopy’. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) intends to urge everybody to get familiar with the most effective way to plant trees so they survive and thrive into the indefinite future.
A special interactive map has been created to follow the Jubilee tree plantings on the QGC website so everybody can share and rouse others, as well as creating a green canopy of projects to cover the country.
The Queen is celebrating her 70 years of service to the UK, and all through Her rule, Her Majesty has planted in excess of 1,500 trees all around the world and has spoken together with Sir David Attenborough of the significance of trees in the Earth’s future.
The Queen’s Green Canopy will feature 70 one of a kind and indispensable Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to observe Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
The QGC project will also create a pilot training program for jobless youth aged between 16-24 through Capel Manor College, London’s just expert natural school of which The Queen Mother was Patron, to plant and manage trees.
Schoolchildren across the UK will be urged to work towards their Junior Forester Award which will show them more the universe of trees, and how they can assist them with flourishing, and will give them a knowledge into the abilities required for a career in forestry.
The Queen joined The Prince of Wales for the first Jubilee tree planting in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Spring 2021, during the tree planting season, to mark the launch of the initiative.
To mark the official start of the new tree planting season on 1 October 2021, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness welcomed local schoolchildren to the Balmoral Estate for the planting of a copper beech.