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Go green for the Queen!

Go green for the Queen! That is the message to residents and businesses across the Diocese of Ely as Her Majesty prepares to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

Next year marks Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, and to celebrate the 70thanniversary and create a lasting legacy a UK-wide tree planting initiative named The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) has been established.

The unique scheme involves inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee,” with everyone encouraged to plant trees from October - when the tree planting season begins - through to the end of March 2023.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.

Everyone is invited to take part and it is easy to get involved – whether you are an expert gardener or complete novice there is something you can do. So far, trees have been planted in three local schools: Spring Meadow Infant & Nursery School in Ely, Woodston Primary School in Peterborough and St Philip’s Church of England Primary School in Cambridge.

There is plenty of help and advice available - including what types of trees to plant and how to look after them - at the Green Canopy website and on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

Contact details

Edward Groome (Executive Officer to the Chief Executive and Leader)
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

Phone: 01223 703512    Email:

Page last updated: Wednesday 3rd November 2021 2:37 PM
First published on: 1st November 2021
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