The Queen's Green Canopy

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The Cumbria Lieutenancy is delighted to support The Queen's Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee." 

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees from October, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the Queen's Green Canopy will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen's leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen's Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service.

TheLord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman said:

"This brilliant new project means that throughout the United Kingdom, people will be encouraged to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee' through The Queen's Green Canopy initiative. It will support the planting of a range of trees appropriate to the landscape, right across our county, which will enhance our environment and enrich people's lives.

Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals. Not only are they beautiful and uplifting for us to see but they also produce oxygen for the air we breathe.

I am looking forward to seeing how the people of our county get behind this fantastic new project."