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The Queen’s Canopy makes its mark as tens of thousands of trees are planted for the Platinum Jubilee

The Queen and the Prince of Wales plant a tree at Balmoral for the Jubilee
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Over 60,000 trees have already been planted to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Thousands of people have already taken up the challenges to ”plant a tree for the Jubilee’ just two months into the season. Community groups, organisations and schools have been at the forefront of the initiative.

The Queen’s Green Canopy aims to provide a lasting legacy to celebrate the Jubilee. A wide range of projects are included in the scheme with schemes including urban planting as well as new forests and avenues of trees.

Work is also going on to protect 70 ancient trees and woodlands as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

Each newly planted tree is being recorded on a digital map with the final version to be presented to The Queen at the end of her Platinum Jubilee year.

The Queen’s Green Canopy also includes a Young Foresters Award which is focused on showing the value of trees to school children. There’s also a special training programme providing support for young, unemployed people by giving them skills in tree planting and management.

The Queen, along with the Prince of Wales, planted the first tree as the season got under way in October 2021.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.