The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) will become a delivery partner of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique tree planting initiative which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”
We hope to plant over 1,200,000 new trees across the UK supported by 3,500 community groups, through our flagship community free tree planting programme, I Dig Trees, with OVO Energy.
Trees will also be planted by TCV teams, our volunteers, and with partners Coutts, National Grid, Willmot Dixon, Wates Group and through The ICAP Fruit Tree Initiative – From the Ground Up!
All projects will feed into our pledge to plant 5 million trees as part of our 2021-25 strategy.
Habitat management and nature-based climate change solutions, such as tree planting, are central to our work, and inspiring a connection with nature through TCV projects supports more pro-environmental behaviours.
Douglas Palarm, Head of Partnerships and Fundraising, said: “TCV is incredibly proud to be a part of the QGC. Together with our partners and our volunteers we hope to plant and pledge over 1 million new trees across the UK – for climate, wildlife and communities.”
Dan Rex, CEO of The Queen’s Green Canopy, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy is delighted to welcome The Conservation Volunteers as a delivery partner. Through their mission to bring people together to create, improve and care for green spaces, this incredible network will help to inspire tree planting across the UK. We look forward to working together to plant trees to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.”
To join in as an individual or community group, sign up for free trees through our I Dig Trees programme here.
To add your organisation’s support to QGC, get in touch with Douglas Palarm firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Queen’s Green Canopy
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.”
Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees from October, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
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.