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The Queen and The Prince of Wales “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” at Balmoral

The Queen and The Prince of Wales “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” at Balmoral

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will mark the start of the official planting season for The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) at the Balmoral Estate on Friday, 1st October 2021.

Working with the Royal Forestry Society, and the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, a special jubilee of the Junior Forester Award has been created for the Jubilee year, which will be made available to schools nationwide.

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

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, who is Patron of the QGC, will plant a copper beech tree at the Balmoral Estate’s historic cricket pavilion, joined by schoolchildren from nearby Crathie Primary School.

The event marks the unveiling of the QGC’s education programme which seeks to inspire young people as the future custodians of the UK’s green spaces, forests and woodlands. With its partners, the QGC has created a programme to encourage schools to participate in tree planting to support the environment and celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The children from Crathie Primary School will be the first participants in The Queen’s Green Canopy Junior Forester Award, which aims to inspire knowledge of the benefit of trees and equip young people with the practical ability to assist in woodland management in their schools and local communities.

To access The Queen’s Green Canopy Junior Forester Award please visit RFS Junior Forester Award

In addition, the QGC is encouraging all schools to get involved in planting Jubilee trees, with free tree packs available through our partners the Woodland Trust and The Conservation Volunteers.

From 1st October all Jubilee trees can be added to the QGC Map, which will create a digital record of the green canopy of tree planting projects across the country. 

The QGC encourages everyone to plant trees as a simple, natural solution to climate change, cleaner air, habitat for wildlife and enhancement to health and wellbeing. We hope you will get involved and ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’

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