As part of the national tree-planting initiative in Her Majesty’s name – The Queen’s Green Canopy – funding of £499,000 will be provided for a programme of planting delivered by partners, including Trees for Cities, The Tree Council, The Conservation Volunteers and Earthwatch.
The funding is predicted to enable thousands of trees to be planted in more than 60 locations across England.
Forestry Minister Trudy Harrison said: “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 honour.”
Forestry Commission Chair Sir William Worsley commented: “Healthy and productive trees play a vital role in tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity.
“They also make our towns and cities healthier, from improving air quality to providing mental health benefits, enriching the quality of life for people from all socio-economic backgrounds.”