The Queen’s Green Canopy: Plant a Tree for the Jubilee
Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by being part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
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.
We're really sorry - recent changes to regulations mean we're currently unable to ship trees to Northern Ireland.
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 delivery.
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
Which species to plant
Different trees have different purposes and needs. Choose your species according to the land you have and what you want from your trees.
Where to plant
The trick to successful planting is good planning.
How to plant a tree
Follow our guide to three of the most successful ways to plant.
How to care for your trees
Once your trees are in the ground it’s important to care for them, especially in the first few years.
Why plant trees?
Whatever your reason for planting, trees have far-reaching benefits for all of us.