Joining The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

We are over the moon to announce that the Forest of Marston Vale has been officially accredited as part of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), making us only the 4th forest in the whole of the UK to be part of the project! The Forest being accepted is amazing recognition for the work that we’ve done since the early 1990s to plant over 1.5 million trees, and make the area into a greener place to live, work and play.

 About The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

The project was launched in 2015 when all 53 Commonwealth nations were asked to contribute areas of indigenous forest to be preserved to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. To deliver the project, The Commonwealth Forestry Association are working with Cool Earth – a charity protecting rainforests, so far having protected nearly 217 million trees worldwide. David Attenborough is a fan, and so are we!

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Being part of a global project is mind-blowing for us - we are now officially recognised as being part of something far bigger than just 61 square miles. But the fact that we work on a relatively small scale, doesn’t mean that we haven’t done incredible things.

We recently commissioned a Progress and Impacts Study to look at the changes the Forest has made to the area – from the £4.95m that we save the NHS, to the 167 jobs we create every year. Click below to find out more about why you can be proud of your local, Community Forest.  

View our Progress and Impact Study Summary

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If you want to be a part of the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale, sign up to be a part of our next Plant One On Us campaign and receive a free tree to plant in your garden/on your land.