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.

A number of trees have already been planted across Cumbria, but we'd like to see even more. You can add your Jubilee tree to The Queen's Green Canopy map.

If you plan to get involved by planting a tree, please consider contacting us by email: and if a Deputy Lieutenant is available we can arrange for them to come along to witness your tree planting ceremony.

Lord-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."

Tree planting ceremony

To mark the start of tree planting season, the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) has gifted the planting of a celebration tree to a selected primary school in each of the 69 cities of the United Kingdom, with the Bishop Harvey Goodwin School selected in Carlisle.

On Monday 11 October 2021, HM Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman, attended a special tree planting ceremony at the school.

All schools are encouraged to get involved with tree planting through the Woodland Trust's Free Trees for Schools and Communities Scheme.

Across 2021 and 2022, they have over three million saplings in tree packs, available on a first come first served basis. In addition to this, the QGC will make contact with as many state schools in the UK as possible to arrange free trees through their partner organisations. The number of free trees will depend on donations received.

From October, your school can photograph your Jubilee tree and upload in on the QGC map. Find out more at The Queen's Green Canopy - Get Involved.