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Final reminder for planting of trees for The Queen’s Green Canopy

10 February 2023

Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, and the wishes of His Majesty The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023.

The extension of the special project will give those interested in planting a tree, the opportunity to plant one or record one in memoriam of Her Majesty.

The QGC initiative was created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It has seen thousands of residents planting trees from October 2021-March 2023.

The QGC has created a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen’s service and legacy she built. If you want to contribute to the QGC legacy, whether you’re green fingered or a complete novice you can take part here: The Queen's Green Canopy Project - Cambridgeshire County Council

Thousands of trees have been planted across the country in honour of The Queen’s commitment to her country. Every tree planted brings benefits to the people, wildlife and the climate. A mature tree can absorb up to 150kg of CO2 a year. UK Green spaces remove up to 1.3 billion kg of air pollutants each year.

Find the nearest tree to you here on this map, and when you plant yours, you can add your tree there too!

There is plenty of help and advice available - including what types of trees to plant and how to look after them - at the Queen’s Green Canopy website.

Her Majesty The Queen, before her death, sent a special note of thanks to those who planted trees as part of the project, which can be read here.

Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Lucy Nethingsa, said: “I think this is a wonderful initiative. It’s great to see so many people have already planted trees across the county. There’s still time to get involved and I would urge people to take part.”

Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence OBE said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy has been a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s long reign. It’s incredibly special to see the country pay tribute to her in this way. I would urge anyone who wants to plant a tree in Her Majesty’s honour to do so and become a part of the QGC legacy, which will live on for years to come.”