Queen's Green Canopy to be extended in memory of late monarch

The Queen’s Green Canopy was due to end in December. (Andrew Milligan/pool/AFP via Getty Images)The Queen’s Green Canopy was due to end in December. (Andrew Milligan/pool/AFP via Getty Images)
The Queen’s Green Canopy was due to end in December. (Andrew Milligan/pool/AFP via Getty Images)
A national tree-planting project which began as a celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been extended into next year.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memory of the late Queen.

All across the UK people were invited to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.

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The initiative was due to conclude in December - the end of the Jubilee year. However, as the official tree planting season in the United Kingdom is from October to March, the initiative will now be extended to include this full tree planting season, beginning in October 2022 and concluding in March.

As well as planting new trees, the QGC has dedicated a UK-wide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

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, slow the impact of climate change, create important wildlife habitats and improve our general health and well-being.

The scheme has been extended at the wish of its new patron, His Majesty the King.

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A spokesperson said: The Queen's Green Canopy is proud to be creating a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation during the first planting season, October 2021 to March 2022.

"The extension of the QGC initiative will build on this legacy and serve as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.

“The interactive map created by to showcase the planting projects across the United Kingdom will also continue to the end of March, giving people an opportunity to be part of this special legacy.”

Tree in honour of Her Majesty can also be gifted, to be planted in schools and deprived urban areas across the United Kingdom.

For more information on how to get involved visit www.queensgreencanopy.og and to gift a tree in honour of Her Majesty visit www.shop.queensgreencanopy.org/.

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