Queen’s Jubilee tree planting at Heathfield Community Fire Station
As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, on Tuesday 17 May, East Sussex Vice Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Sara Stonor DL and Deputy Lieutenant Mr David Allam helped to plant a beautiful pear tree outside Heathfield Community Fire Station. The tree planting kicked off the Heathfield Agricultural Show’s celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. The Show itself hosts the East Sussex launch event for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee initiative, the Queen’s Green Canopy, to encourage us all to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’. Another tree will be planted at the showground on Saturday 28 May.
Children and teachers from nearby Cross in Hand School joined in the event with the Vice Lord-Lieutenant who is also President of the Heathfield Agricultural Show. Also in attendance was the Chairman of Heathfield Agricultural Show, Rita Dingwall, and Vice Chairman Bill Gower.
The Woodland Trust sponsored the two trees from English Woodlands in Cross in Hand and local craftsman Andy Nicholson from Sussex fabrication made a wooden plaque from English Elm to mark the occasion.
There is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in planting a commemorative tree, whether in your own garden or as part of a community group, a parish council, a church, a school, a charity or a business. If you’d like to learn more about the QGC and get involved see Queen’s Green Canopy | Action in rural Sussex
Photos from The Heathfield News http://ow.ly/rZz050Jc1za