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Penrith and the Border to be a part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Rory Stewart MP
Rory Stewart MP

[R]ory Stewart MP has agreed to accept the donation of a tree from the Woodland Trust, which will make Penrith and The Border part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).

The QCC was launched at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting by Frank Field MP and aims to save the association’s members’ forests. By creating a network of forest conservation projects, the QCC will demonstrate the Commonwealth’s unity, raise awareness of the value of the planet’s forests and create a lasting environmental tribute to the Queen’s leadership. To date, over 40 Commonwealth countries have agreed to participate.

Mr Field has written to every member of the House of Commons to request their participation and Rory was delighted to accept. Mr Field has indicated that he will extend a similar invitation to Commonwealth parliamentarians in due course.

Commenting on this, Rory said “I am delighted that Penrith and The Border will participate in this fantastic initiative, which will create a lasting tribute to Her Majesty, across the Commonwealth that she has led with such distinction for over six decades. I would like to pay a huge tribute to both Frank Field for organising this initiative and to the Woodland Trust for its tireless work in preserving our precious woodland.”

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