Plant A Tree for the Queen

30th March 2022

It’s never been more important to invest in our environment and this year the challenge has been set by Queen Elizabeth herself to make Britain as green as it can possibly be.

The aim of the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign is to dramatically increase Britain’s tree population, greening the country for the benefit of future generations while also celebrating the platinum jubilee of a much respected, long reigning monarch.

Everyone throughout the country is encouraged to take part, all the way up from the humble home gardener to landowners, community groups, Scouts and Guides, parish councils and local authorities. Sounds great, right? So let’s explain how you can take part.

Throughout North Lincolnshire we have already seen thousands of trees planted in response to this campaign and it’s thrilling to see how well it’s still going. By the end of this special Jubilee year we hope to see new woodland plantations, replenished tree lined avenues, verdant parks and healthy hedgerows bursting into sylvan life in all corners of our community. And you can help by picking up a spade and getting digging too.

You can join the QGC campaign by planting a tree for the Jubilee on land you own or by asking a local landowner for permission. Visit the Queen’s Green Canopy website to get involved. The site has recommendations for what species to plant and when, where to purchase trees and has a great interactive map showing all trees planted so far. Simply take a photo of yourself and your sapling and upload to the website.

Don’t have space for a tree? Don’t worry! You can donate a tree directly to the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign on their website. A single tree costs £10 and will be planted on your behalf, or in memory of a loved one, at locations across the UK.

The current autumn/winter planting season is drawing to a close but there is just time to dig in your tree before those spring buds start to burst in earnest. A second planting drive starts in October and runs until the end of the 2022 Jubilee year so even if you miss out this spring it isn’t too late to get involved.