Trees & plants
We care for 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of woodland, 135 wild landscape sites and more than 200 gardens, and have as many wonderful stories to tell
Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through tree planting
This year, as part of our tree planting ambitions, and in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), we’ll be planting and dedicating trees to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen as she becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
QGC is a unique tree planting initiative created to commemorate this historic occasion. We’ll be marking this milestone with 70 new tree planting projects across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The projects will create a legacy, honouring Her Majesty’s leadership over the past 70 years and will benefit wildlife and future generations to come.
The following ancient woodlands have also been dedicated for The Queen's Green Canopy:
Benthall Woodland, Shropshire
Blickling Wood, Norfolk
Fingle Woods, Teign Valley
Horner Wood, Somerset
Dinefwr Park and Dinefwr Castle Woods, Carmarthenshire
Several ancient trees in our care have also been dedicated. These include Tolpuddle Martyrs' Tree (sycamore), Dorset; Newton's Apple Tree, Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire; the Ankerwycke Yew, Wraysbury, Berkshire; and a veteran oak tree at Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey.
This planting has been funded by National Trust supporters and a generous legacy. It will see a range of projects get underway in 2022 - from replacing individual trees to larger-scale planting such as the recreation of historic tree avenues lost to disease, old age or storms.
These projects form part of our ambitious programme to restore avenues, conserve ancient trees and protect our ancient woodlands. It will also contribute to our aim to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030.
Help protect woodlands
The UK's woodland and orchards are in decline. Your donation will help us to restore and protect woodlands and orchards for generations to come. With your support, we can give back to the nation's most precious trees.
We value our landscape and as one of the UK’s largest landowners, keep our land accessible for future generations.