A huge milestone will be reached next year when Her Majesty will have marked 70 years as Queen. To mark the achievement, an initiative called The Queen's Green Canopy has been launched.
It encourages people to plant a tree for the jubilee but the people of South Tyneside are already experts at helping the environment as these retro photos show.
Were you pictured doing your bit in Toner Avenue Primary School, Hebburn Lakes Primary or Hedworthfield Primary? Take a look and then get in touch to tell us more.
1. A helping hand at Hedworthfield Primary
Pupils from Hedworthfield Primary School helped to plant trees at Harlow Printing on the Simonside East Industrial Estate in 2009. Remember this?
2. Making memories in 2012
The planting of Jubilee Wood 9 years ago. In the picture from left to right, are Lord Lieutenant Nigel Sherlock, South Tyneside Council Chief Executive Martin Swales, Mortimer Community College pupils Sophie Barry and Callum Gray, mayoress Coun Olive Puncheon, and the Mayor Coun Eileen Leask.
Photo: Tim Richardson
3. Taking time to make a difference at Toner Avenue
Television personality Pam Role helped pupils from Toner Avenue Primary School to plant an apple tree in 2006. Who can tell us more?
4. Happy times at Hebburn Lakes Primary
The Hebburn Lakes Primary school council planted an oak tree at the back of the school in 2013. Does this bring back lovely memories?
Photo: Stu Norton