National Garden Scheme continues to champion trees with The Queen’s Green Canopy
The National Garden Scheme is delighted to become a Friend of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Chief Executive, George Plumptre, who is part of the campaign’s Conservation Advisory Committee explains: “The National Garden Scheme has been invited to be part of the campaign to help encourage the planting of trees throughout our garden and supporter network as part of this wonderful celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
“The campaign enhances the partnership with the Woodland Trust that we launched in early 2020 aimed at promoting a wider understanding and appreciation of trees within both a wild and domestic garden setting.
“Through involvement with both The Queen’s Green Canopy and the Woodland Trust, we’ll bring focus to the importance of trees, share the wonderful gardens in our portfolio that hold national collections or are home to historic or special trees, and champion the vital role of trees in carbon capture and climate resilience. We’ll also be encouraging our garden owners and supporters to plant native species as part of this lasting legacy.”
You can discover more about the wonderful variety and vital role of trees across the National Garden Scheme, including their importance in hospital gardens and to our health and wellbeing, as well as beautiful virtual visits to gardens ablaze with trees in autumn colour, at www.ngs.org.uk/woodlandtrust
About Queen’s Green Canopy
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique, UK-wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, by inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”
Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools, organisations and corporates will be encouraged to plant trees from October 2021 when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, the QGC will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
The QGC will encourage everyone to learn more about the best way to plant trees so that they survive and flourish for years to come. Trees and hedgerows must be planted with care, at the right time of year, in the right place and with species that are not prone to prevailing tree diseases.
The QGC initiative will encourage planting during the official planting season, October to March, to optimise the chance of trees surviving and flourishing. People are encouraged to use the summer to plan their Jubilee tree planting projects and be ready for October.
The QGC project will also create a pilot training programme for unemployed young people aged between 16-24 through Capel Manor College, London’s only specialist environmental college of which The Queen Mother was Patron, to plant and manage trees.
We are honoured to have His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as Patron of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
Further information about the QGC is available: www.queensgreencanopy.org
QGC Website and social media channels
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