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Queens Green Canopy 2022-23 with Glendoick. Planting Trees for wildlife, wellbeing and climate change

The Queen's Green Canopy is a nationwide initiative that was set up to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, originally running until March 2022. Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and at the wishes of King Charles III, who is Patron of The Queen's Green Canopy organisation, the initiative will now be extended to include the full tree planting season, beginning in October 2022 and concluding in March 2023. 

During the first phase, over a million trees were planted in her Majesty's name across the country. The network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands are mapped through a dedicated website.

Glendoick Garden Centre Grew 200 extra trees for this initiative, mainly native trees. There are still some available, now around 2m high, £39.95

  • Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
  • Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
  • Alnus glutinosa (hazel)
  • Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
  • Willow   (Salix alba Vitellina) 

    Golden Willow. Deciduous tree or multi-stemmed shrub. Bright, reddish-orange and yellow-orange new stems, particularly noticeable and pretty in winter. Great windbreak and hedging plant or specimen to be pollarded for winter colour 

This extension will build on the legacy already achieved, serve as a lasting tribute to Queen Elizabeth, and bring benefits for people, wildlife and the climate, now and in the future. Queen Elizabeth planted over 1,500 trees during her reign 

We would love to see more trees added to the map in our local area, so why not get involved? We have a great range of trees in stock and our expert team will be happy to help and advise if you're not sure which tree will be perfect for your needs.

If you would rather plant garden trees, some ideas include: 

Ornamental Trees

  • Prunus (Ornamental Cherry) - great for bees, the blossom on an ornamental Cherry is fantastic in Spring
  • Malus (Crab Apple) - both blossom in Spring and Autumn fruits in a great range of colours and sizes, Crab Apples are also pollinators for Apple trees
  • Sorbus (Rowan, Mountain Ash) - Foliage displaying fantastic autumn colour, attractive berries in a range of colours.

Trees Prunus Tai Haku (1)

Fruit Trees

  • Apple Easy to grow, tough. You need two varieties for fruit set.  
  • Plum Easy to grow and best rained/grown against a wall. Self fertile so you only need 1
  • Pear  two needed for pollination. 
  • Cherry Pretty blossom in the Spring and delicious fruit in the Summer, self fertile so you only need 1.

Trees Apples black backgroun (1)

Planting Trees

  • Before planting, soak the pot in water.
  • Dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the pot, adding a good quality compost. Remove the tree from the pot and loosen the roots to encourage them to grow into the soil. Place the tree in the hole and ensure that the top of the rootball is level with or just below the soil level. 
  • Fill the hole and firm down the soil around the rootball. Dont stamp on the rootball as this pushes it down... but firm up around it so the roots dont move. Water the area well. You can much with coarse bark.
  • If your garden is prone to deer or rabbits, add a tree guard to protect the stem. To keep your tree upright, add a stake alongside it at a 45-degree angle or upright depending upon preference, remembering to position the stake to protect the tree from prevailing winds and then use a tree tie around the stem to secure it.

For more information on The Queen's Green Canopy,


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