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Please find below a collection of The Queen’s Green Canopy press releases and announcements, in addition to various media highlights of this special tree planting initiative.

SOTHEBY’S TO HOST EXHIBITION SHOWCASING “NATURE’S CROWN JEWELS”

An exhibition of exquisite artworks of the Ancient Canopy dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) will go on display at Sotheby’s in London from 10th – 20th December 2022.

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THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY “TREE OF TREES” GIFTING CEREMONY

In honour and loving memory of Her Majesty, The Queen’s Green Canopy marks the start of the official tree planting season in the United Kingdom with a poignant tree gifting ceremony at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

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THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY UPDATE – MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING FOR HER MAJESTY

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

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THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY “TURNS BLUE” FOR PLYMOUTH KELP FOREST DEDICATION

Wild swimmers joined QGC Ambassador Lewis Pugh to celebrate the Plymouth kelp forest which has been dedicated to Her Majesty as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.

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QGC 'TREE OF TREES' SCULPTURE STANDS TALL AHEAD OF PLATINUM JUBILEE WEEKEND

A group of Queen’s Green Canopy Junior Foresters visited Buckingham Palace to help prepare the last branches of the “Tree of Trees” ahead of the final piece of the trunk being lifted into position at the top of the 21-metre sculpture.

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VIDEO MESSAGE FROM QGC PATRON, THE PRINCE OF WALES

To mark the launch of the Ancient Canopy, The Prince of Wales recorded a video message under one of the Ancient tree dedications – the old Sycamore at Dumfries House in Scotland.

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ANCIENT CANOPY OF TREES AND WOODLANDS DEDICATED TO THE QUEEN

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Patron of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), has unveiled a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees to be dedicated to Her Majesty in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.

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QGC 'TREE OF TREES' SCULPTURE TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE

A spectacular 21-metre “Tree of Trees” sculpture featuring 350 British native trees will be created outside Buckingham Palace as an exciting centrepiece of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations in June.

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MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

On the last day of the official tree planting season, which runs from October to March, Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message to thank people all over the United Kingdom who have come together to plant over a million Jubilee trees in her name.

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ONE MILLION TREES PLANTED AS PART OF THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY

Since the planting season began, thousands of families, schools and community groups have come together to plant Jubilee trees across the country to create a canopy of green.

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PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON PLANTS A JUBILEE TREE FOR THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY

With help from children from the Sholing Junior School in Southampton, the Prime Minister planted an Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’ tree in the garden at Downing Street.

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THE MAYOR CELEBRATES LONDON AS A QGC “CHAMPION CITY”

Sadiq Khan joined in to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” at Gascoigne Primary School in Barking.

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BRITISH FASHION COMMUNITY PLANTS A JUBILEE TREE TO LAUNCH QGC MERCHANDISE

A Chinaberry tree was planted at Chelsea Physic Garden and a nature-inspired collection was launched, created by Bags of Ethics and styled by Chef and TV Presenter Clodagh McKenna.

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NIGEL OWENS CELEBRATES CARDIFF AS QGC CHAMPION CITY

Ahead of the Six Nations, QGC Ambassador Nigel Owens celebrates Cardiff as the latest QGC “Champion City”.

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PATRIOTIC TREES TO CELEBRATE LEICESTER AS A CHAMPION CITY

A trio of Jubilee trees, chosen for their red, white and blue foliage, will be planted for the QGC at a community event to celebrate Leicester as a QGC “Champion City”.

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ANDY BURNHAM LAUNCHES FIRST QGC CHAMPION CITY

As part of National Tree Week, Mayor Andy Burnham will unveil Greater Manchester as the first QGC “Champion City” in Stockport on Saturday 4th December 2021.

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AN “URBAN FOREST” OF 10000 TREES IN BRADFORD

To mark the start of National Tree Week, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) will unveil a flagship project to create its first “urban forest” through the planting of 10,000 trees at Newhall Park.

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10,000 TREES FOR NATIONAL TREE WEEK 2021

The QGC will unveil two key initiatives during National Tree Week – a community led project to plant 10,000 trees in Bradford, and the launch of a QGC “Champion Cities” initiative.

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QGC unveils urban greening project in Tower Hamlets

Working in partnership with Trees for Cities, the QGC brought together the local community to transform the Furze Green with a day of tree planting.

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The Queen and The Prince of Wales Plant at Balmoral

The start of the official planting season will be marked by a tree planting on Balmoral Estate. The event also saw the QGC Education Programme launch.

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The RHS Queen's Green Canopy Garden Plant List

Please find here a list of the plants and trees utilised in The RHS Queen's Green Canopy Garden for the Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

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The RHS Queen’s Green Canopy Garden

QGC Ambassador Dame Judi Dench will officially open the QGC Chelsea Flower Show Garden. Discover further announcements on new Partners, QGC Friends and Platinum Supporters.

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Bertie Gregory joins QGC as Ambassador

On World Environment Day we introduced BAFTA winning wildlife cinematographer and Nat Geo presenter Bertie Gregory as a QGC Ambassador.

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Tree packs for schools and communities launched

Free tree packs are now available for schools and communities through The Queen Green Canopy's partner, The Woodland Trust.

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Introducing our QGC Ambassadors

We are proud to announce the following list of Ambassadors who will be working with us to help galvanise support for this special tree planting initiative.

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Lady Mary Peters announces Ambassadorship

Olympic gold medalist and former Northern Irish athlete, QGC Ambassador Lady Mary Peters provides a wonderful message of support.

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Judi Dench celebrates the QGC launch

Part of "Trees in Literature", QGC Ambassador Dame Judi Dench recites 'Loveliest of trees, the cherry now' in her garden in memory of loved ones.

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Faith leaders join together in support of QGC

Leaders from the interfaith community come together to share what trees mean to them and their faiths, and to encourage all to participate in the QGC.

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QGC announce Trees in Literature

As part of our launch, under the theme “Trees in Literature”, Beatrix Potter’s much-loved character, Peter Rabbit, became the QGC Children’s Ambassador.

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Trees in Memoriam: Captain Tom Memorial

A set of six Magnolia trees have been planted at Harrogate’s Army Foundation College in memory of Captain Tom and in support of the QGC.

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Royal Mail Group plant Jubilee trees

As Founding Platinum Supporters of the QGC, Royal Mail planted four mature Jubilee trees in each nation of the UK in support of our launch.

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The Queen's Green Canopy is launched

His Royal Highness has planted a tree to launch The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

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