The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. A network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands will honour The Queen's service and the legacy she has built. 

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

70 new 70 acre native woods 

To mark this momentous occasion, we’re working with the QGC to create 70 new 70 acre woods across the UK. These majestic new woodlands will transform the UK landscape and help fight the climate and nature crises we currently face.

Get involved

We’re inviting landowners to join the initiative and help establish the 70 celebratory woods. 

Wherever you are in the UK, we can offer expert advice on planting the right trees in the right place, as well as guidance on management, financial support and grant applications.

Your special wood will be registered on the online Queen’s Green Canopy map and you’ll be able to mark your site with a special QGC plaque too.

New plantings may also be eligible for our woodland carbon scheme and associated financial support.

Eligible projects

Woods must be at least 70-acres and planted with trees sourced and grown in the UK and Ireland - preferably native species.

Your project must be planned by the end of 2022, though we’d love to see trees in the ground - even just the first few - during the jubilee celebrations.   

To leave a valuable lasting legacy, the wood should show tangible conservation benefit and be in place for at least 100 years. This benefit would be enhanced if it’s possible to connect the new wood to existing woodland or other habitat.

Ideally, new woods will have some form of public access. It could be open permanently, by appointment only or host occasional events.

Contact us

If you have a site in mind that fits the QGC vision, email QGCwoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk to find out more and get your project started. Please send us a brief description of the planned wood along with the location and a map. Our experts will review the details and contact you to discuss further.