Supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy at Panshanger Park

Back in 2021, plans were put in place for Panshanger Park to be involved in the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. As part of this, we pledged to plant 17,000 trees in honour of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

With the project now completed, Michael Charlton, our mineral estates manager, discusses the different species of trees and shrubs planted and how they are enhancing biodiversity.

Panshanger Park invites you to join tree planting events this Winter

We are actively encouraging local residents to get digging at a series of tree planting days, as part of our contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

Designed to create a living legacy in Her Majesty’s name, a new public woodland is set to be created at the Hertford-based park through the project and will include a total of 17,000 trees. The land set aside for the project, will help to restore woodland areas and parkland in the northern part of the park, which is currently used for arable farming.

Jubilee woodland planting at Panshanger Park

Hints of Winter are starting to creep in and the hours of daylight are getting shorter. Trees are becoming barer and the incoming Winter migrants, such as the wigeon and gadwall – on and around the lakes – are fully settled in for the season. The jays, squirrels and other small mammals are still busily catching the remaining acorns and chestnuts for the coming months.