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Luton Borough Council

Plant a tree for the Jubilee

 

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QCG) is a unique tree planting initiative, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, where people across the United Kingdom are invited to 'Plant a tree for the Jubilee'.

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative has been extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty.

As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, we are creating a scheme to provide residents with a ‘Tree for Free’ to plant and care for in their own garden. We also want to create a network of new tree lined avenues and wooded areas across the town to create a legacy to honour The Queen’s service to the country.

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Every tree planted in Luton will also help create a lasting legacy for the town. Working together to plant trees your support will help us:

  • combat climate change by reducing carbon dioxide
  • improve health by removing pollutants from the air that we breathe
  • support local wildlife, contributing to the biodiversity of the town
  • prevent erosion and flooding
  • improve mental wellbeing
  • encourage social interaction and sense of community

From donating a tree to be given to a Luton resident or funding an avenue tree or new wooded area, every tree will make a difference.

Any trees planted from October 2021 to December 2022 will be acknowledged as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Your donation could help us: support the Luton Tree for Free scheme

We would like to distribute 5000 trees for free to Luton residents to plant in their own garden. A donation of £100 will provide 10 families with a tree. Every resident who receives a tree will also receive a certificate and a free guide on how to plant and look after their tree.

Donate towards planting an avenue or wooded area

We would like to plant a number of new tree lined avenues across the town and also increase the tree canopy by planting new wooded areas.

  • £500 will plant 500 square metres of new tree canopy (woodland species)
  • £1,000 will plant 1,000 square metres of new tree canopy (woodland species)
  • £8,000 will plant an avenue of 10 trees

We have already identified a number of areas in the town where new planting can take place:

  • Lewsey Park
  • Stockwood Park
  • Leagrave Park
  • Peoples Park

For more information on The Queen’s Green Canopy, The Platinum Jubilee 2022.

Terms and conditions of The Queens Green Canopy scheme, please ensure that you read and agree to the terms and conditions before completing your payment.

  • Payments must be received in advance before trees will be planted
  • The council will publish a roll of honour on the council website, acknowledging those that have donated to the scheme

Avenues and Copse Scheme

  • Approved avenue and planting locations will be reserved upon receipt of payment.
  • Only trees ordered through the Queens Green Canopy Scheme and planted by Luton Council/Luton Council contractors can be planted on council land.
  • Donations will cover the cost of the supply and planting of the tree(s) protection of the new tree with two stakes and a steel cage; and a circle of mulch. It also includes watering for the first two years to ensure it establishes (20 visits in year one and 10 visits in year two)
  • For the first 2 years, the council will replace a tree that is both planted and watered by the council where the tree fails to establish and dies
  • Avenue and copse locations that are donated to within the timeframe of the Queens Green Canopy Scheme will be registered and will appear on the interactive map on the Queens Green Canopy website
  • Avenue and copse locations that are funded in the timeframe of the QGC scheme, will also be acknowledged with a QGC plaque

Trees for Free Scheme

  • Trees will be given free to residents in Luton and it will be the residents responsibility to care for them

Want to plant a tree for the Jubilee?

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