The Council invites people in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough to support The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative by requesting a free tree pack and planting trees to mark the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
Following her sad passing in September this year, this unique tree planting initiative has been extended until the end of March 2023 to give people throughout the UK the opportunity to plant commemorative trees in Her Majesty’s name and to pay tribute to her extraordinary service to her country and her people.
Any resident, group, community, school and business in the borough can request a tree pack and support this initiative.
A tree pack contains three different bare root native tree whips from the following mix of species: Alder, Cherry, Birch, Oak, Hazel and Rowan. One tree pack is available per person.
You can plant trees in your garden, on your own private land, business premises or in a shared public space e.g. community or memorial garden. Tree packs can be collected from any local household recycling in January 2023.
Alternatively, if you do not have sufficient space to plant trees on your own property, you can join us for a community tree planting event at the following locations:
- Edenvilla Park (Portadown) – Saturday 10 December at 11am
- Loughbrickland Park – Saturday 21 January at 11am
- Rathfriland Community Centre – Saturday 4 February at 11am
- Ardress House – Saturday 11 February at 11am
After planting your trees, we would like you to add your trees’ location to an online map at queensgreencanopy.org
To request a tree pack and support this initiative, simply complete the online registration form below.
By supporting this initiative, you will help plant and grow an additional 10,000 trees in the borough, create a lasting living legacy to the late monarch and protect the local environment for future generations.