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Charles is the patron saint of Queen’s Green Canopy – but what is it?

Charles is patron of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a tree-planting initiative that encourages people to plant a tree to mark the anniversary of the creation of a legacy in the Queen’s honor.

Among the ancient trees dedicated to the monarch there is the yew that surrounds the north door of St Edward’s Church, Stowe-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire, which may have been J.R.R. Tolkien’s description of Doreen’s Doors in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship, that inspired the ring.

Another participant is Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree in Waltorp Manor orchard near Grantham, Lincolnshire, which made the mathematician wonder why apples always fall to the ground.

In Wales, Waysham Oak takes center stage on a trail bearing its name, Crescent Oak, where residents past and present are proud of their relationship to a 1,000-year-old tree that has stood the test of time and evolution.

In Northern Ireland, QGC Ambassador Mary Peters, a former Olympic athlete and advocate for seniors to get more exercise, used Hazelbank Park on the banks of Belfast Lough as a pedestrian meeting place to promote the importance of outdoor spaces for health and well-being.

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