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Queen's Green Canopy: "Plant a tree for the Jubilee"

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

To thank Her Majesty for her service and celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, Ashford Borough Council is aiming to plant one tree representing each resident who will be living in the borough in 2022. This will be almost 135,500 trees planted over the next three years.

Ashford Borough Council will be co-ordinating and supporting projects across the borough and invites everyone from residents to businesses, land owners, developers, schools, villages and volunteer groups to help with this ambitious initiative.

This is a great opportunity not only to grow trees but to come together as a community and make a contribution to reduce our impact on climate change, safeguarding and enhancing the environment in our borough for generations to come.

Trees will be planted in the next three winter/spring planting seasons from October 2021 through the Jubilee year in 2022 and beyond to 2024. 

We are currently planning a programme and gauging community interest. Whether you are a volunteer group, a business, or a land owner that wishes to offer its land for the planting of trees or simply a resident that would like to play an active role in enhancing and nurturing our borough, we would like to hear from you. Register your interest via our online form and become part of the ‘Ashford’s tree-army community’.