Charles is the patron of the Queen’s Green Canopy – but what is it?
Charles is the patron of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a tree planting initiative that encourages people to plant a tree for the anniversary to create a legacy in honor of the Queen.
Among the ancient trees dedicated to the monarch is the atmospheric yew that frames the North Door of St Edward’s Church, Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire, which may have inspired JRR Tolkien’s description of Doors of Durin in The Lord of the Rings. trilogy, Fellowship Of The Ring.
Another participant is Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree in the orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham, Lincolnshire, which led the mathematician to question why apples always fell straight to the ground.
In Wales, Wyesham Oak is at the heart of a road bearing its name, Oak Crescent, where past and present residents are proud of their connection to the 1,000-year-old tree that has stood the test of time and evolution.
While in Northern Ireland, QGC Ambassador Lady Mary Peters, a former Olympic athlete and advocate for older people to exercise more, has used Hazelbank Park on the shores of Belfast Lough as a gathering place for hikers to promote how outdoor space is essential for health and well-being.