Funding for Tree Planting Projects to Honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Announced

queen elizabeth tree planting

New funding has been announced by Forestry Minister Trudy Harrison to plant trees in communities across the country in honor of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Defra will provide half a million pounds in funding to the lead delivery partners of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) to support tree planting initiatives.

Planting Trees to Honor Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy

Related Posts: strawberry tree planting

The national tree planting initiative, known as The Queen’s Green Canopy, aims to engage communities and increase access to nature and green spaces. With funding of £499,000, QGC partners, including Trees for Cities, The Tree Council, The Conservation Volunteers, and Earthwatch, will deliver a special program of planting in over 60 locations across England.

Transforming Communities Through Planting

The projects funded by this initiative will have a significant impact on local communities and the environment. Here are some of the exciting initiatives planned:

  • The Tree Council will plant 69,000 whips across 50 locations, creating 14km of hedgerows to increase biodiversity, local nature recovery, and future flood alleviation.
  • Trees for Cities will extend their “Forgotten Places” program, planting over 5,000 trees in five nature-deprived areas.
  • Earthwatch will create three “Tiny Forests” by planting 1,800 trees in urban areas with low woodland cover. These dense native woodlands, the size of a tennis court, will bring green spaces to the heart of cities.
  • The Conservation Volunteers will plant 1,500 saplings and propagate native species, including 2,500 Oak acorns. These will be nurtured in their nursery for future planting, contributing to the preservation of native flora.

With the involvement of local authorities and communities, these initiatives will create a lasting legacy that honors Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.

The Importance of Trees

Forestry Minister Trudy Harrison emphasized the role of trees in our communities, stating, “The Queen’s Green Canopy is a fitting tribute to the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Trees are at the heart of our communities, and today’s funding will ensure that thousands more trees are planted across the country in her honor.”

Trees play a vital role in combating climate change, protecting biodiversity, and enhancing the quality of life for all. The Chairman of the Forestry Commission, Sir William Worsley, highlighted the various benefits, including improving air quality and providing mental health benefits.

Building a Greener Future

The Chief Executive Officer of The Queen’s Green Canopy, Dan Rex, expressed pride in working with Defra and delivery partners to continue the nationwide tree planting program. This program not only honors Queen Elizabeth’s legacy but also creates a greener environment for future generations. The funding received will greatly benefit nature-deprived areas and local communities.

The trees planted through these initiatives will become part of a living legacy, with over a million trees already planted across the country in Queen Elizabeth’s name. By committing to trebling tree planting rates in England and investing £675 million, the government aims to contribute to the UK’s overall target of planting 30,000 hectares per year by the end of the Parliament.

Tips Tree Planting is proud to support The Queen’s Green Canopy and work alongside Defra and delivery partners to create a sustainable and thriving environment for future generations. Together, we can build a greener and healthier world through the power of trees.

Related Posts: tree planting clarksville md