Hemel Rotary supports Box Moor Trust Tree Planting for Queen’s Green Canopy

Hemel Rotary are very pleased to be able to support the Box Moor Trust with a donation to enable some trees to be planted on Trust land as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Green Canopy.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Rod Pesch of Hemel Rotary helps Senior Estate Ranger Matt Shrimpton plant one of the new oak tree standards. Photo credit: Iain Nibbsy

Hemel Rotary President 21/22, Martin Horsted, said, “Rotary International’s new global area of focus is the Environment and with this coinciding with the Queens Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy this year we are delighted to be working with the Box Moor Trust on this great initiative. The trees will be a lasting legacy of this special year for all to see on the Box Moor Trust land.”

This is just one of many projects that Hemel Hempstead Rotary undertakes in the local community and internationally annually. We need some more members to help us continue this vital work. If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved, please call Tony Amies on 01442 254479.

The Box Moor Trust is a registered charity that manages nearly 500 acres of grazing and amenity land on behalf of the local community.   Predominantly open access, the land is free to visit and explore, and includes woodlands, recreation areas, meadows and a chalk stream.

Box Moor Trustee Peter Phillips receives a cheque from President Martin Horsted and Rod Pesch of Hemel Rotary. Photo credit: Iain Nibbsy

Peter Phillips (Trustee) said, “The Box Moor Trust is most grateful to Hemel Rotary for their very generous donation, which has enabled us to plant and nurture these three Crimson Spire oaks on Heath Park, a prominent location where they can be enjoyed by everyone. The planting of trees on Trust land dates back to the late 19th century, when an avenue of horse chestnuts was planted on Blackbirds Moor to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, so it is wonderful to be able to continue with this historic tradition.”