The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. 

The Queen's Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen's service and the legacy she has built.

This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

Live in Northern Ireland?

We're really sorry - recent changes to regulations mean we're currently unable to ship trees to Northern Ireland.

Get involved

Whether you're joining neighbours or a community group, or planting as a school or organisation, every tree makes a difference. 

Any trees planted from October 2021 to the end of the jubilee year in 2022 can be part of the QGC. Tree planting season is October to March – this is when roots are dormant and new trees will have the best chance of flourishing. Why not use the summer months to plan your planting and arrange a day of celebration?

Before you apply you’ll need to:

  • Know the six digit grid reference for the land you wish to plant using the grid reference finder
  • Have permission from the legal landowner
  • Read through our short list of FAQs. They are packed full of important and useful information which will help your application.

It’s also a good idea to contact your local council’s tree enquiries team before you apply, as they may have important guidance for planting in your area. 

Please note we are currently taking applications for November 2022 delivery.

Join The Queen's Green Canopy

Request a free tree pack for your school or community group.

Apply now

More ways to take part

If you're not eligible for free trees, want to plant sooner or on a bigger scale, you can apply for alternative schemes or buy trees from our shop.

Explore our planting advice

Tree packs are generously funded by our lead partners