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Trees planted at RAU as part of Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

COTSWOLD MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown joined more than 500 MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.

It is a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

The trees, two silver birch, two rowan, and a hazel were planted in the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester on Friday, November 2.

They were donated to Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV.

“I am honoured to have been invited by The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy to plant five trees at The Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester,” Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said. “This initiative in conjunction with the Woodland Trust is an invaluable and important project to ensure that our nation’s trees are protected and maintained for the benefits of people and wildlife.”

Professor Joanna Price, Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Agricultural University added: “We are delighted to have been chosen as a site for nurturing these trees which will be a lasting reminder to our students, staff and visitors that we must commit to the future and help preserve the UK’s precious woodlands.”

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