Amey supports the Queen’s Green Canopy by planting over 70 trees at RAF Leeming

05 January 2022
Image of a forest area.

Amey’s Defence teams at RAF Leeming are proud to support The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), an initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 that encourages people from across the UK to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.’ 

The initiative will see Amey engage with specialist companies who will plant 36 birch trees and 36 maple trees either side of the road that approaches the entrance at RAF Leeming.  

The trees have been carefully selected following close collaboration between Amey, the RAF, and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) who were keen to ensure the trees were appropriate for the location but also provided a visual impact for those visiting, living and working at the site.  

The plan is to plant blue flowers around the base of each tree which, when combined with the white bark of the birch trees, and the red leaves of the maples, will reflect the three colours of the RAF. 

Greg Whitton, Amey’s Arboriculture Specialist, said: “Trees are fantastic for the environment, removing carbon and other pollutants from the atmosphere, helping to tackle global warming, and providing homes to numerous species of wildlife. This is an important project for us to be involved in and demonstrates Amey’s social value commitment to protect and enhance the environment by creating cleaner and greener places in which to live and work.” 

Amey hopes to begin to plant the trees during the planting season (between now and March) which will provide a lasting legacy of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70th anniversary of the Queen.