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Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Initiative
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Theresa May MP plants tree as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative

  • 31 Oct 2018

On Friday 26 October, Theresa was joined by over 500 MPs across the country to celebrate The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative.

The campaign seeks to highlight the importance of forest conservation and to show their support, MPs across the UK planted trees in their constituencies which will also act as a lasting symbol recognising The Queen's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Theresa:

"We all have a duty to nurture our woodlands, forests and trees for future generations.

That is why nationally, the Government has drawn up a 25 Year Environment Plan to make sure we leave our countryside in a better state than we found it. Planting and protecting our trees is vital to that plan and the appointment of a Tree Champion - Sir William Worsley - will help achieve our promise of planting 11 million trees, plus another million in our towns and cities, in the next 25 years."

Theresa was helped to plant her tree by 8 year old Sophia, local residents and members of the Maidenhead Waterways group who chose the site near Blackamoor Way with the backing of RBMW council.