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Cannock Chase gifted 'Tree of Trees'

Posted on Tuesday 29th November 2022
QGC Cannock Chase NR

Cllr Phil Hewitt, Vice chair of Staffordshire County Council, June Jukes, Friends of Cannock Chase, Mr Ian Dudson, Lord-Lieutenant for Staffordshire, and Trevor Warburton, Friends of Cannock Chase.

Cannock Chase has received a special tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project as part of this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Staffordshire County Council and The Friends of Cannock Chase worked together to bring the tree to Staffordshire.  The site joins over 300 other organisations from across the UK as recipients of these special multi stem Birch trees in The Queen’s name.

Presented by the Lord-Lieutenant for Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, the tree was planted today (28 November) at the start of the RAF Hednesford Trail, near Cannock Chase Visitor Centre.

The tree becomes part of the living legacy in honour of Her Majesty, joining over a million trees already planted across the UK as part of The QGC.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture, Victoria Wilson said:

“Cannock Chase is one of the largest country parks in the country and this popular site is a great location to receive this special tree, dedicated to Her Majesty. We are delighted to have worked with the Friends of Cannock Chase to bring it to Staffordshire.

“The tree has been planted at the start of the RAF Hednesford Trail, which interprets the RAF base that operated here during WWII. The tree will add to the remarkable heritage that is such a feature of Cannock Chase.”

Trevor Warburton from The Friends of Cannock Chase, who celebrate their 75th anniversary this year added: "We are honoured to be one of those groups chosen to accept a tree on behalf of our wonderful county. The project is a true legacy for the future and to plant one here adds yet another part to its rich history."

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