Nominate a tree as part of Jubilee celebrations

70 trees for 70 years

In honour of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we have compiled a list of 70 Trees for 70 Years, to celebrate the best-loved trees and woodlands in Buckinghamshire.

We asked residents and visitors to Buckinghamshire to nominate their favourite tree or woodland, to celebrate the natural beauty of the county and support the themes of the Platinum Jubilee.

From ancient trees like the Oak Dell in Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, to newly planted trees like those at Westcott Venture Park- there was a huge variety of special trees and woodlands put forward. Even trees no longer living were nominated by residents, like the one nominated in Naphill Common.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photograph and shared why their chosen tree or woodland is meaningful to them.

The final 70 trees

The 70 Trees for 70 Years will now be compiled into a photobook which will be available across the county’s libraries later in the year.

You can also view the photographs and their stories in our YouTube video.

The Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy project encourages the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, the project will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

Inspired by this, we wanted to take the opportunity to honour the trees in our county, and the 70 Trees for 70 Years campaign was created.

Buckinghamshire Council has been supporting The Queen’s Green Canopy and gifted new trees to 236 schools, care homes and nurseries in the county. Residents and community groups across Buckinghamshire have been planting new trees and recording them on the official Queen’s Green Canopy map.