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

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, planted a copper beech tree at the Balmoral Estate’s historic cricket pavilion, joined by school children from nearby Crathie Primary School.

In addition to the start of the planting season, this engagement marks the unveiling of the QGC’s education programme.

As well as encouraging people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”, the project will dedicate a network of 70 ancient woodlands across the UK and identify 70 ancient trees to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service.  If you would be interested in putting forward a dedicated woodland please visit

We at Lockhart Garratt are delighted to support this exciting project, and immensely proud that our very own Chairman, John Lockhart, is supporting the project as a member of the Conservation Committee.

Click here to read the full press release.


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