The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) invited everyone across the UK to plant trees to mark Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Following her death in September 2022, the initiative was extended to give more people chance to honour Her late Majesty, her long service and legacy.

The Queen's Green Canopy initiative has now ended and the network of trees planted as a result will create a green legacy of its own. Every tree will bring benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

Platinum woods 

Together with the QGC, we've helped create a network of 70-acre woods across the UK in The late Queen's name. We’ve worked in partnership with 14 landowners to develop their majestic new woodlands. As they grow, these woods will transform the UK landscape and help fight the climate and nature crises.


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  • Burghley House: A new wood in the beautiful grounds of the famous 16th century Elizabethan mansion in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
  • Wimpole Estate: This 70-acre wood was created as part of a project between the Woodland Trust and National Trust to transform a working farm in Cambridgeshire into a wildlife haven.
  • Sandhills Wood: A site on the doorstep of an urban community and on the fringes of ancient Hainault Forest in East London, with royal links dating back more than 1,000 years.
  • Forest of Marston Vale: A 38-hectare wood with nearly 50,000 native trees and shrubs on a Community Forest site in Bedfordshire.
  • Tidgrove Warren: A former farm with royal connections, Tidgrove was already on the brink of becoming a vibrant natural oasis for wildlife and ripe for transforming into new woodland.
  • Pepper Wood: An extension to ancient woodland which will protect and buffer this important SSSI in the Malvern Hills and help wildlife to spread.
  • Bestwood and Brinsley: Almost 60,000 native trees are growing into two thriving new woods, fighting climate change and supporting wildlife thanks to our work with Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • Glen Kyllachy: A wood that will continue the legacy of tree planting in a landscape particularly beloved by Her late Majesty.
  • Isabella’s Wood: A woodland named after the daughter of Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair, a keen environmentalist committed to safeguarding the long-term sustainability of the estate's heritage.
  • Rose and Lion Wood: An arable site in Sandon on London's outskirts transformed into 25 hectares of vibrant woodland.
  • Thompsons Wood: A Norfolk wood providing a mosaic of habitats including broadleaf woodland, natural grassland, wood pasture and newly planted hedges.
  • Parsonage Wood: Hedgerows, standalone trees and small woodland plantings combined will boost biodiversity, improve local air quality and reduce flood risk in the village.
  • Taimana Forest: Inspired by The late Queen’s love for the Commonwealth, this honorary site was created alongside a Diamond Jubilee wood in Raglan, New Zealand.
Thank you

The Woodland Trust and The Queen’s Green Canopy extend special thanks to the valued landowners who chose to mark this occasion with us.

Free trees for schools and communities

Through our free trees initiative, we've helped thousands of schools and community groups to plant in memory of Her late Majesty. Special thanks to our free trees funding partners: Sainsbury’s, Lloyds Bank, Ovo Energy, Bank of Scotland & Sofology.

Ancient tree and woodland dedications

His Majesty The King, patron of the QGC, has unveiled a nationwide network of 70 ancient woodlands and 70 ancient trees dedicated to Queen Elizabeth in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. We’re honoured that some of our sites are included: 

Dedications in memory

Thousands of people planted and dedicated trees with us in memory of Her late Majesty. Whether they grow in your garden or our woodlands, those trees will serve as a lasting tribute to her extraordinary service to her country and her people. Thank you to all of you. 

Plant more trees

The Queen's Green Canopy initiative has come to a close, but there are plenty of reasons to keep planting.