Planting trees for the Jubilee
Worcestershire Lieutenancy and Worcestershire County Council are encouraging individuals, schools, community groups, villages, landowners, and businesses to get involved in a unique, tree planting initiative, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) (opens in a new window), to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Following the death of her Majesty the Queen, the QGC, until the end of March 2023, creating a legacy in honour of The late Queen’s 70 years on the throne, and to benefit current and future generations.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft CVO OBE, wishes to encourage everyone to continue taking part in this wonderful project and plant trees from 1 October 2022, when the tree planting season resumes. Any trees planted, from single trees, groups of fruit trees, to forests are most welcome!
The Lieutenancy and Worcestershire County Council (WCC) began work on this project at the end of 2019, and WCC has already nearly completed planting two sites at Bewdley and Pershore.
Tell us about your tree planting so that we can update the County total on this page.
Total number of trees planted in Worcestershire
From a single tree to a copse or a wood, there are many ways everyone can get involved:
- Plant trees in your garden or on your land
- Involve your employees in a tree planting project
- Plant a Platinum school tree
- Local projects for parishes, Residents’ Associations and youth groups
- Plant large trees in cities, estates, and new housing developments
- Donate to help others plant
Image of The Lord-Lieutenant planting trees at home
Free Trees for Schools & Communities
As part of the QGC initiative, schools and community groups can get involved with tree planting through the Woodland Trust’s Free Trees for Schools and Communities Scheme. The Woodland Trust have over three million saplings in tree packs, available on a first come first served basis.
For further information and to apply, please visit:
Image of St. Barnabas C.E. Primary School
Acer 'Autumn Blaze' Tree.
Planted by HRH The Princess Royal on 8 October 2021
Donate to our tree planting fund
To ensure that everyone can benefit and enjoy this initiative, The Lord-Lieutenant, in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Community Foundation, has set up a fund to raise money to help those who need support to fund their planting. The more donations we have, the more trees we can plant!
Tell us about your tree planting
We would like to keep track of who has planted what and where and to be able to share your photos and stories on social media.
Your trees will be added to the county total.
From October, all planting projects can be uploaded onto the National Queen’s Green Canopy Map (opens in a new window) so that everyone can share and inspire others, as well as creating a green canopy of projects to cover the country.
Commemorate your tree planting with a QGC Jubilee plaque
Commemorating your contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy is a wonderful way to celebrate the planting of Jubilee trees for generations to come.
Free trees for community or volunteer groups
Local Suppliers of Trees:
- Frank P Matthews (PDF), Tenbury Wells.
Jack Williams 01584 812800. Jack@fpmatthews.co.uk
- Walcot Organic, Pershore.
Kevin O’Neil 01905 841587 Enquiries@walcotnursery.co.uk
- Hutchings & Sons, Evesham.
Matt Hutchings 01386 834441. email@example.com
Local Suppliers of Saplings:
- Wyevale Transplants, Bromesberrow.
Ray Jenkins 01531 650482. firstname.lastname@example.org