A St Albans charity has received a tree as part of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 'Queen's Green Canopy' initiative. 

The tree was planted during a ceremony at Emmaus earlier today (Friday, November 11).

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) was created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, and invited people from across the UK to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee”.


The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss, was asked by Buckingham Palace to select eight organisations in Hertfordshire to receive one of the QGC Tree of Trees.

The Tree of Trees was 21-metre sculpture, featuring 350 British native trees, that was erected outside Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Emmaus homelessness charity was one of the organisations selected to receive one of these trees.

Herts Advertiser: The Lord-Lieutenant chose Emmaus to receive the tree.The Lord-Lieutenant chose Emmaus to receive the tree. (Image: Emmaus)

Emmaus Hertfordshire's CEO Duncan Lewis said: “Emmaus Hertfordshire is honoured to be chosen to receive this living legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to stand as a growing reminder of her incredible commitment to improving the quality of life in communities like ours through the power of nature.

“A huge thank you to the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire for choosing Emmaus to benefit from this wonderful initiative which recognises the work we do to help our formerly homeless companions to regain their independence.”

During the ceremony, Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss commented: "This is really very special – it is in memory of Her Majesty the Queen, an incredible monarch.

"And it’s really quite special that it’s going to be here, hopefully for generations to come, and when they look at it, to remember Her Majesty the Queen.”