Gavin plants trees as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined more than 500 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.

The trees were planted in Great Wyrley Memorial Garden and were donated to Gavin Williamson thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV, who earlier this year screened a landmark documentary, The Queen’s Green Planet.

Speaking about the event, Gavin said ‘’I was delighted to join so many other MPs to plant these trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. I do hope that the residents of South Staffordshire will enjoy watching the trees grow and flourish as part of this wonderful initiative. The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK and does so much important work for conservation in the UK and I am really pleased that they launched such an interesting and successful initiative’’. 

For more information about the Woodland trust and how you can get involved, please visit