Tree planted under the Queen’s Canopy Scheme

Wealden MP Nus Ghani (right) with Cllrs. Paul Sparks, Cllr. Daniel Manville, Town Crier Ian Bedwell, Mayor of Uckfield Cllr. SPike Mayhew, Cllr Claire Dowling and Cllr Bob Standley from Wealden DC

A Rowan sapling tree was planted in Uckfield on Saturday under the Queen’s Canopy Scheme.

The tree was planted by Wealden MP Nus Ghani in Elizabeth Gardens in Uckfield just after midday on Saturday November 10th.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is a unique network of forest conservation projects which unites the Commonwealth family of nations to save one of the world’s most important natural habitats.

Uckfield FM’s Charlotte Brown spoke to MP Nus Ghani:

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A Rowan sapling tree will be planted in Uckfield on Saturday under the Queen’s Canopy Scheme.

The tree will be planted by Wealden MP Nus Ghani in Elizabeth Gardens in Uckfield just after midday tomorrow November 10.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is a unique network of forest conservation projects which unites the Commonwealth family of nations to save one of the world’s most important natural habitats.

Established in the name of Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, this initiative is committed to raising awareness of the value of established indigenous forests, and saving them for future generations, as well as planting new forest.

A part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a network of global forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth fifty thousand trees have been sent across the UK to various organisations and individuals for planting.

The giveaway was in support of a landmark documentary, The Queen’s Green Planet, screened on television in April.

It followed Her Majesty the Queen and the ambitious QCC legacy project which brings together her deeply held commitment to the Commonwealth and her love of trees.

Her Majesty the Queen said:

“I have been especially touched by one such project, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, which has been proposed by Commonwealth countries wanting to harness their collective expertise and resources to protect the world’s forests.”

Uckfield FM will be there to provide live commentary on the event via 105FM and on the website.