The Queen’s Green Canopy is deeply saddened by the passing of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Following 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.
As a nationwide initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee, the QGC was due to conclude in December – the end of the Jubilee year. However, as the official tree planting season in the United Kingdom is from October to March, the initiative will now be extended to include the full tree planting season, beginning in October 2022 and concluding in March 2023.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is proud to be creating a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation during the first planting season, October 2021 to March 2022. The extension of the QGC initiative will build on this legacy and serve as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.
The interactive map created by The Queen’s Green Canopy to showcase the planting projects across the United Kingdom will also continue to the end of March 2023, giving people an opportunity to be part of this special legacy.
Alongside the inspiring floral tributes being left outside Royal Palaces, people can also gift a tree in memoriam to honour Her Majesty, with trees to be planted in schools and deprived urban areas across the United Kingdom.Learn more
During the tree planting season from October to March, you can add your tree to The Queen's Green Canopy map. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the then Prince of Wales planted the first tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle in March 2021, to mark the launch of the QGC initiative.Explore The Map
Princess Elizabeth plants a tree to celebrate the opening of a youth holiday centre. Around 800 school children gathered to greet her upon arrival.
Her Majesty The Queen commemorates the year of her Coronation in 1953 with a tree planting in Windsor Great Park.
The Queen plants a commemorative tree marking the end of her visit to the Nautical College, Pangbourne.
Her Majesty marks her visit to Canongate Manse with a tree planting.
During Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee tour of New Zealand, The Queen plants a tree in Cathedral Square, Christchurch.
Her Majesty planted an oak tree in Hatfield House in Hertfordshire during the Diamond Jubilee tour.
In the garden of Buckingham Palace Her Majesty is joined by Sir David Attenborough to discuss The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.