The Woodland Trust is a vital delivery partner to The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). In addition to sharing their expertise, schools and community groups will be able to apply for three million free saplings through The Woodland Trust, available from October on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’re a school or community group, please visit our GET INVOLVED page to find out how you can secure a tree.

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK with over 500,000 supporters. It wants to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. The Trust has three key aims:

    • Protect ancient woodland which is rare, unique and irreplaceable
    • Restore damaged ancient woodland, bringing precious pieces of our natural history back to life
    • Plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.

Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,000 sites in its care covering approximately 29,000 hectares. Access to its woods is free so everyone can benefit from woods and trees.

In 2012 the Woodland Trust led a campaign to inspire the nation to plant trees. Planting 9 million trees, landowners helped to create more than 60 woods of 60 acre plus in size, commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. For this project, the Trust created a 460 acre flagship woodland,

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in the National Forest in Leicestershire, which is now brimming with wildlife In 2018 the Woodland Trust helped 22,000 people across the UK make their own contribution to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, the project that inspired The Queen’s Green Canopy, collectively planting 50,000 trees in 2018. As part of this campaign, the Woodland Trust also distributed 24,000 free trees across the capital.

Thank you to the Patron of our Diamond Jubilee project, HRH, The Princess Royal. Thank you to the millions of people across the UK who got involved with these campaigns to make them such a success. Thank you everyone who donated to make them possible and The Woodland Trust’s supporters, including Sainsbury’s, who supported both campaigns.

Visit The Woodland Trust website