The Queen’s Green Canopy Worcestershire

Image of HM The Queen

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.

 


With a focus on planting sustainably, QGC is a national project which will encourage the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s 70 years on the throne, to benefit current and future generations.

The Lord-Lieutenant, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, wishes to encourage everyone to take part in this wonderful project and plant trees from 1st October (when the tree planting season begins) through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. Everything 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 identified 2 sites and began planting on its 10-acre site at Bewdley in the Autumn of 2020.

Please add your tree/s to the National Queen’s Green Canopy Map (opens in a new window) and let the Lieutenancy know how many trees you have planted on our form Tell us about your tree planting so that we can update the County total on this page.

People planting trees

Total number of trees planted in Worcestershire

16,506

Lord Lieutenant

Getting involved

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

St Barnabas pupils with their tree

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:

Schools - The Queen’s Green Canopy


Image of St. Barnabas C.E. Primary School

Acer 'Autumn Blaze' Tree.

Planted by HRH The Princess Royal on 8 October 2021

Trees on a landscape
Young planted trees

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!

The Worcestershire Tree Fund

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.  

Tell us about your tree planting 

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.

QGC Commemorative plagues (opens in a new window)

Free trees for community or volunteer groups


Find out more at The Conservation Volunteers’ I dig trees initiative (opens in a new window)

Local Suppliers


Local Suppliers of Trees:

Local Suppliers of Saplings:

 

To apply for funding 


If you are a charity, school, village, or community group and would like help with funding trees, please apply for funding using this form

Apply for funding

For further information please contact


Email: Lieutenancy@worcestershire.gov.uk (general enquiries)
gbltrees@wichenford.net (for help and advice about planting trees and stockists)

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