This month St. Modwen Developments invited individuals from Worth Parish Council and the Copthorne Church to help in undertake additional tree planting at the Heathy Wood site. The team, which included representatives from St. Modwen Developments, St. Modwen Homes, St. John’s Copthorne and landscaping contractor Whitings, planted 15 small trees along the top of the bank at the entrance to the development. The trees were provided by the Woodland Trust and will form part of the Queens Canopy.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates is being encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
Chris Hart, Residential Portfolio Manager at St. Modwen, said: “Building a sustainable community is a key focus for us at St. Modwen and we are pleased to be able to do our bit and join in with this national initiative for the Jubilee. We thank our partners and contractors for there support in making this happen.”
Revd. Wim Mauritz, vicar of the Copthorne Parish church said: “Part of our church’s vision is to care for creation, and we are encouraging many people to join local initiatives such as the planting of trees.
Planting trees is a great way of doing our part to tackle climate change. By 2025 we would like to see 500 new trees planted by our local community. Anyone can join in by either donating a tree to our village, or by simply purchase your own tree and plant it into your garden”. For more information go to: www.copthornechurch.org/271/PLANT-A-TREE