Plant a tree for Jubilee

Bucks people are being invited to plant trees in honour of the Queen (pictured) to help mark celebrations of her Platinum Jubilee on the 2 June 2022.

It marks 70 years on the throne and offers opportunities for county residents to celebrate, both in the extended bank holiday (2 to 5 June 2022) and in the run-up to it.

Buckinghamshire Council is working towards a number of projects to enable the public and community groups to celebrate the Jubilee and provide a legacy for future generations, in particular focusing on supporting the ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’ national initiative.

Launched this month is The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign – a tree planting initiative created to mark the Jubilee. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment said: ‘In Buckinghamshire we are already leading on a major programme of woodland planting and the Queen’s Green Canopy will create a further network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen’s service and the legacy she has built.

‘This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

‘We are also urging residents of Bucks to plant their own trees so if you want to get involved in Buckinghamshire and ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’– check out our website for details.’

You can add your Jubilee tree to the Queen’s Green Canopy map.