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Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.

We are delighted to be involved with this campaign and have pledged to plant 70 specimen trees in prominent locations on council land or other accessible sites such as schools and public open spaces. There will also be 700 saplings provided to residents, businesses, schools and associations.

Our Sustainability team says:

Planting trees is one of the many steps we can take in helping reduce our atmospheric emissions. This campaign not only highlights the importance of taking collective action to reduce these emissions, but it also shines a light onto the need to improve the biodiversity in our local green spaces. It will provide residents, schools, and local business with the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of our local environment through a hands-on approach, which will hopefully lead to continued action for climate change once this campaign is over.

Request a sapling

Are you a resident or an organisation in the Tunbridge Wells borough? Would you like to receive one or more saplings (bare root 60–80 cm high) to plant as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative?

Register your interest

Applicants will be contacted later in the year to let them know if their request has been successful. If successful, applicants will need to collect their saplings from central Tunbridge Wells.

Please note, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive a sapling as we have a limited number; this is to register an interest.

Watch this space for more information on our tree planting across the borough.

You can find out more and get involved on The Queen's Green Canopy website.

Trees around the borough

Some wonderful trees in our very own Calverley Grounds.

A picture of trees in Calverley Grounds

Sweetgum, English Oak and Snake Bark Maple trees in Calverley Grounds, Royal Tunbridge Wells.