Celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through tree planting
- 29 May 2022
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 to the Queen. 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 under way 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.
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