Cheshire Fire "plants a tree for the jubilee" to support the Queen's Green Canopy

Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Lady Alexis Redmond and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a national initiative inviting people to plant a tree in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The commemorative event took place today (1 June) at the Training Centre, Sadler Road,  Winsford with the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, Lady Alexis Redmond, and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd planting an oak tree, a symbol of endurance and strength.

The QGC celebrates Her Majesty’s 70 remarkable years of service and will create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation that will benefit current and future generations.The planting of the young oak forms part of a national initiative ahead of the momentous Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend taking place from 2 – 5 June 2022. An engraved plaque was placed at the bottom of the tree to acknowledge what the tree was planted for and by whom. The Mersey Forest kindly donated the tree to the organisation which is the Quercus Robur Fastigiata ‘Koster’ variety.

Commemorative plaque

Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd said: ”This oak tree has been planted outside our Training Centre in Winsford and will symbolise our commitment to being an environmentally friendly organisation, whose vision is to become one of the country’s leading fire and rescue service practitioners in carbon emissions reduction.

“Over its lifetime the tree will grow to produce oxygen to help remove harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, benefiting people for generations to come so we are honoured to be involved in the initiative.”

Paul Nolan, Director of The Mersey Forest, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support Cheshire Fire Authority by providing this tree, which is joining many more across the country to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Every tree planted in Merseyside and Cheshire helps grow the Mersey Forest, connecting more people with nature and supporting the region’s ambition to be carbon neutral.”

Pictured (l to r) Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Binyon, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Lady Alexis Redmond and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd

Everyone from individuals, schools, care homes and early year providers, to faith groups, charities, businesses, and more are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees this Jubilee year.

People can also choose to mark the occasion with a physical or virtual commemorative plaque in keeping with the environmental focus.

A QGC map will be presented to Her Majesty the Queen as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

To get involved in planting a tree, or to set up a commemorative plaque for the QGC, visit https://queensgreencanopy.org/get-involved.

Last updated: Wednesday 01 June 2022

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Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Lady Alexis Redmond and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd
Commemorative plaque
Pictured (l to r) Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Binyon, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Lady Alexis Redmond and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd