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There’s still time to go green for the Queen!

07 October 2022

Residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can still take part in The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).

Originally started to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee on the throne, the scheme is to continue with its goal to create a lasting legacy by encouraging the UK-wide tree planting initiative.

The unique scheme involves inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee,” with everyone encouraged to plant trees from October.

Following the death of Her Majesty, The Queen, and the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty, The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty.

To help promote the scheme locally, both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are working with the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence, to raise awareness of the QGC and to work with residents, groups, schools, parishes, businesses and other partners to encourage and support their participation.

Discover where your nearest planting project is taking place using the QGC interactive map found here .

Julie Spence, HM The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, said: “It’s important that we continue to celebrate Her Majesty’s legacy by coming together as a community and continuing the journey to become carbon neutral.

“It is vital, though, that everyone remembers to Plan, Plant and Protect so we can ensure the trees last well into the next century and beyond. For that reason, I would encourage everyone to visit the official website for more information.

Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “One of our administration’s top priorities is to enhance Cambridgeshire’s environment. With the help of The Queens Garden Canopy initiative, we make progress in this across the county.

“This project not only encourages environmental sustainability but is also a lasting memorial to the legacy that Her Majesty has left.

“Our county is a remarkable space and to see areas become populate with new trees that will become the woodlands of the future is an incredibly exciting prospect.”

People taking part in the project can highlight their efforts and encourage other contributions on social media via the hashtags #PlantATreeForTheJubilee and #QueensGreenCanopy.

Further information can be found at: The Queen's Canopy website and the Cambridgeshire Country council website.