Counties and cities

Get involved

Villages, parishes, towns and counties are encouraged to get involved in planting trees to honour The Queen. You may wish to raise funds locally to plant significant trees, avenues or copses.

Advice on major planting projects should be directed through the Office of the Lord Lieutenant in your County.

Please see below our PLAN page for advice on the tree planting season (October to March), where to plant and how to secure a healthy tree which is right for your location.

From October, you can photograph your tree and upload it to the QGC map.

You may also wish to mark the occasion with a commemorative plaque. The QGC is offering a physical, as well as a virtual commemorative plaque option, in keeping with an environmental initiative. Please visit our commemorative plaque page for more details.

Councils have a valuable role to play in championing The Queen’s Green Canopy in their area. There are lots of ways they can get involved including supporting schools, community groups and other facilities, such as care homes and leisure centres, to plant trees; by coordinating activity with town and parish councils to ensure a good spread of new trees; and by working with partners to raise funds to support a local programme.

1. Plan

Learn about tree planting season, where to plant, and how to secure a tree.

2. Plant

Discover tree planting “best practice” and how to plant your own.

3. Protect

Learn how you can give your tree the best chance of flourishing.