Bury North MP James Frith is joining over 500 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth and little-known love of trees.
James is calling on local community groups, schools and businesses to suggest locations for the trees in Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom. Organisations need to identify a suitable location, make a pitch for why the tree should be placed in their community and commit to looking after it.
The trees – two silver birch, two rowan, and a hazel – were donated to James thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV.
“Trees are a cornerstone of our landscape and countryside. Trees improve soil health and water quality, slow the flow of flood water, shelter livestock, provide homes for wildlife and reduce carbon in the atmosphere, cleaning our air. And they’re beautiful to look at!
“I’d like to see these five important trees, which form part of an international Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, planted in significant locations across Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom for the benefit and enjoyment of all our communities.”
Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd October.