Queen's Commonwelath Canopy Scheme

David Warburton MP Seeks

Suitable Site for Saplings


The Woodland Trust offers five young trees to be planted for the ‘Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy’ scheme


1st October,  2018 - -  David Warburton, MP for Somerton and Frome, is seeking a suitable site for five young saplings to be planted in his Somerton and Frome constituency as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) scheme.


Conceived by the Right Honourable Frank Field MP and launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta in 2015, the QCC is a unique network of forest conservation initiatives.


Later this month the Woodland Trust will deliver five saplings and David is inviting local schools, community groups, charities, conservation projects and similar organisations to submit a request to plant the saplings at their site.


About about 40-60cm in height, the tree species will be hazel (x 1), silver birch (x 2) and rowan (x 2), to be planted a minimum of 2m apart.  All UK-sourced and grown, the trees can expect to reach 12-25m in height. 


David said, “The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy is a fabulous forest conservation scheme and I’m looking forward to welcoming five young saplings to Somerset as part of this initiative. If you can suggest a suitable local site where you’d like to plant the trees, please get in touch and I’ll come and help plant them so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.”


To enter a request to plant the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy saplings in a planting ceremony attended by David Warburton MP, please email david.warburton.mp@parliament.uk with the email header ‘QCC Trees’.  Please include your name, contact details, the address of the suggested planting site and why you’d like to plant the trees there. The winning request will be notified in October and contacted to arrange a planting ceremony with David Warburton MP.


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