The Queen’s Green Canopy in Suffolk | Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council

Across the nation, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, people will be planting trees to form what is being called ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’.

Suffolk is linking up existing woodland with the planting of new trees and hedges to connect communities and encourage natural corridors for biodiversity.

Together it is hoped to plant a tree for every resident of Suffolk.

Communities, charities, schools, youth groups, councils and landowners can create a lasting legacy that will enhance our environment and the landscape, for generations to come.

The campaign will encourage the planting of healthy native trees and hedges that can thrive in their environments.

Here in Suffolk, everyone is invited to take part in creating this gift to the County as a special celebration of Her Majesty through a programme led by Suffolk Lieutenancy and expert partners.

How can you get involved?

The plan is to ensure that everyone in Suffolk can Plant a Tree for the Jubilee, directly or through someone else. If you, as an individual or part of an organisation, are interested,  partners of the scheme can advise or help you plant new and maintain existing trees and hedges as single specimens, small copses, woods or forests in rural and urban settings.

You do not have to be a landowner to join in. Every community can find a way to take part. For advice on your own circumstances, please see https://suffolk-lieutenancy.org.uk/queens-green-canopy/

It may be that you would prefer to make a donation in support of tree planting: for this, the Suffolk Community Foundation has established a Suffolk Canopy Fund. How will this be recorded? Every one of the trees and hedges planted in Suffolk for this scheme can be recorded through an online database. The national Queen’s Green Canopy campaign will also make plaques available for a fee, which you might like in order to provide a long-term physical marker. Further details of this will follow later in 2021.

Why trees for the Queen in Suffolk? Why now?

Throughout her reign, The Queen has planted more than 1,500 trees all over the world and has spoken alongside Sir David Attenborough of the importance of trees in our shared future. And over the last year, the global Covid-19 pandemic has made us all more aware than ever of the physical, spiritual and mental benefits of green space.

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