Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

Buckinghamshire businesses are being encouraged to plant a tree for the Jubilee as part of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.

By Buckinghamshire Council

This year, HM The Queen will become the first British Monarch to mark seventy years of service. The occasion offers exciting opportunities for the people of Buckinghamshire to join together to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic reign and create a legacy for future generations. 

Buckinghamshire Council is working towards a number of projects that will enable the community to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. In particular, we are supporting The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC), and we would like to encourage local businesses to get involved.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative which invites people from across the United Kingdom to plant a tree for the Jubilee. The trees can then be logged on the Queen’s Green Canopy online map to create a visual record. 

We would like to encourage businesses to consider planting a tree (or trees) for the Jubilee, whether that is on your own land or in the local area.

All trees planted in Buckinghamshire will help us with our Bucks Tree Mission to create a greener, cleaner future for everyone in Buckinghamshire. We have committed to plant over half a million trees on council land in the next 10 years, and the Council is supporting other community tree planting projects too.

Cllr Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “As time runs out to tackle the impact of climate change, tree planting is one of the best ways to help the environment because trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the air. Trees help prevent flooding, improve water quality and enhance biodiversity.

“Every tree planted in Buckinghamshire helps to achieve the Bucks Tree Mission of creating more space for nature to grow and thrive, and helps to improve health and wellbeing.” 

Advice for tree planting

Last year, Buckinghamshire Council offered a free tree to every school, care home and nursery in the county as part of the Plant a Tree for the Jubilee scheme, and were delighted that 236 organisations took up this offer.

We have also developed tree planting guidance for community groups, including advice for planting on highways land.

How to get involved

If you would like more information about tree planting and the Queen’s Green Canopy, please visit our website.

If your business intends to plant a tree for the Jubilee, please let us know via and log it here on the Queen’s Green Canopy map.

By Buckinghamshire Council

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