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19 May 2021

Cumbria supports Queen's Green Canopy Project - a new campaign to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a new initiative that encourages people across the UK to plant trees to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Cumbria is actively supporting this new initiative which was launched earlier this week. 

The project will see thousands of new trees planted, as well supporting a range of activities that will see ancient woodlands and forests protected for the future.

On behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, Cumbria County Council will soon contact a range of organisations including schools, community groups and local/parish councils to help promote the new project and encourage the people of Cumbria to become involved.

Full details about the project can be found at https://smex12-5-en-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.queensgreencanopy.org&umid=a3520634-40d5-4344-ad39-e35f9c1cdec9&auth=438558d5329f5814a0a31cfd8e89073841978136-b2874db631031f163942352cdbbef6648014848a

The Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman said:

“This brilliant new project means that throughout the United Kingdom, people will be encouraged to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ through The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. It will support the planting of a range of trees appropriate to the landscape, right across our county, which will enhance our environment and enrich people’s lives.

“Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals. Not only are they beautiful and uplifting for us to see but they also produce oxygen for the air we breathe.

“I am looking forward to seeing how the people of our county get behind this fantastic new project.”


The countdown to planting begins now, giving people time to plan their planting projects ready for October when the tree planting season begins.

From October, all the various planting projects across the UK will be uploaded onto an interactive map on the new Queens Garden Canopy website. 


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Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a new initiative that encourages people across the UK to plant trees to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.