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What was the Queen's Green Canopy?

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) was a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invited people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” in the tree planting season November 2022 - March 2023.

As the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee moved on to a commemoration of her life and service, the Queen’s Green Canopy was an opportunity to pay our respects and create a legacy in her honour for the benefit of current and future generations. 

In total, over 3 million trees were planted across the UK. 

You can find out more about the Queens Green Canopy project by visiting the official website here:


  Path through trees     Newly planted trees     bluebells in woodland

How did Doncaster take part? 

Across the city, almost 22,000 trees were planted for the Queen's Green Canopy, by residents, schools, communities, businesses, and parish councils. This was accomplished through:

  • residents and schools planting within gardens and land they owned
  • businesses sponsoring a local tree planting project as a great way for them to connect with the Queens Green Canopy and local community groups
  • volunteers supporting local community groups - get in touch with the Green Space Network to connect with local community groups (https://getdoncastermoving.org/dgsn)


If you need additional support to sponsor, support, or set up a tree planting project, please contact sustainabilityteam@doncaster.gov.uk to discuss further. 


 Tell us about your project! 

In April 2021, Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones announced an ambitious target for Doncaster to plant one million trees across Doncaster over the next ten years.

The Council will work with schools, private sector businesses, parish councils, partners, landowners and voluntary organisations, along with the people of Doncaster to increase the number of trees planted and maintained across the borough.

The One Million Tree Challenge is open for everyone in Doncaster to take part.  Whether you are a school planting a woodland in your grounds, a community group creating a wildlife hedgerow or simply adding a fruit tree into your garden - every native tree counts! All we ask is your trees are native species to support our local biodiversity and wildlife.

Please let us know of your contribution to the Doncaster Tree Challenge by recording them on our Tree Register; we can then count them towards the one million total. You can register your trees by clicking here:


Looking For More?

If you’re still looking for more information, or just looking to find some free trees, check out the links below.


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