6 April 2022
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People from across the UK are being invited to plant a tree to mark the Queen’s platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, as part of a project called The Queens Green Canopy. We’re getting involved too, by enabling people who sponsor trees through our app to dedicate them to her majesty during this historic Jubilee year.

Just as the Queen has been an enduring figure in British life, the trees planted in her honour will last for years to come and reflect her commitment to the environment. The aim is to create a legacy in honour of the Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. At Trees for Streets, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 70 years of service.

Why dedicate a tree to the Queen?

Queen Elizabeth II has now reigned for 70 years, making her the longest reigning living monarch in the world.

A tree is a lasting legacy, it will be around for many years and the benefits it offers to the local environment will continue to grow as it ages. 

The Queen's Green Canopy project is one of its kind - bringing together people from all walks of life for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of history. While the project was created to honour Her Majesty, planting trees will benefit all of us, especially future generations.

Trees offer many benefits to the environment and the people who live in it, especially in urban areas where green space can be limited. Just some of the ways they benefit us are that they:

  • Tackle climate change by absorbing CO2 from vehicles 
  • Make the air cleaner by absorbing and blocking the spread of allergens and pollutants
  • Boost the local economy through increased house prices in treeline areas and encouraging greater footfall in town centres
  • Keep us cool with their leafy canopies
  • Protect us from floods through their root systems absorbing groundwater.

Sponsoring a tree in your street or a local park that you visit means you will get to enjoy it for years to come, and so will your community.

Everyone can get involved – you don’t need a garden!

Everyone from individuals to community groups, schools, small businesses and corporates in villages, cities, and counties, up and down the land are being encouraged to play their part in planting trees for the occasion.

If you don’t have a garden or any outside space, don’t worry. By using the  Trees for Streets, you don’t have to own any land at all. Simply choose a spot where you’d like a tree planted, complete a few details and we’ll handle the rest. It only takes a few minutes to do your bit for your community and the environment – and now you can make it part of the Queen’s Green Canopy too, if you like.

How to dedicate your tree

When you sponsor a tree through the Trees for Streets app, you'll be given the option to dedicate your tree to the Queen as part of the Queen's Green Canopy project. It's really simple to do, and won't cost you anything extra.

If you'd like to sponsor a tree for the Platinum Jubilee, head to our website and click the yellow "Sponsor a Tree" button.

Follow the steps on screen, and when you get to the confirmation screen, you'll see the box that you need to tick to add your tree to the Queen's Green Canopy:

What happens next?

The official tree planting season is from October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the Spring of 2023. This means that any trees planted up until the end of March 2023 can be counted towards the total trees that will make up the Queen’s Green Canopy, and will benefit their local communities for generations to come.

Once your chosen location has been confirmed by your local council, arrangements will be made to plant a tree next planting season. Once the tree is safely in the ground, we’ll make sure it’s added to the Queen’s Green Canopy map for you.

How's it going so far?

Over a million trees have been planted across the UK for the Queen's Green Canopy so far, and they range from as far north as the Isle of Lewis to Penzance in the south; and from Great Yarmouth in the East of England across to Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.

Trees planted right up until the end of March 2023 can be counted towards the total, and will benefit their communities for generations to come.

Find out more about the Queen's Green Canopy and the project's progress here.

Sponsor a tree for the Queen's Jubilee