Queen's Green Canopy
The Caravan and Motorhome Club are delighted to announce it will be planting 2022 trees in 2022 in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) which is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.
The Club operates a network of over 200 campsites in the UK and the planting of 2022 trees will be spread across these sites during the official tree planting season (October to March). QGC invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” and the Caravan and Motorhome Club is proud to pledge its support to this wonderful initiative.
On Tuesday 22 February six trees will be ceremonially planted at Chapel Lane Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite, in Wythall, near Birmingham, to celebrate the Club’s support of The Queen’s Green Canopy. Three Wild Cherry (Prunus Avium) and three Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) trees will be planted by tv presenter, journalist and Club member, Matt Allwright; singer, tv presenter and farmer, JB Gill; the Club’s Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain OBE; Club Director General, Nick Lomas and Club Director of Marketing and Membership Services, Harvey Alexander.
The importance of trees is clearly highlighted by the Woodland Trust in their ‘State of the UK’s Woods and Trees 2021’ report by stating that ‘trees are vital for a healthy, happy society’. The benefit of trees includes helping to curtail climate change, through capturing and storing carbon, reducing pollution, reducing temperature and preventing flooding. A large number of Caravan and Motorhome Club campsites are located near woodland or have woodland walks nearby. Walking through trees and woodland is also a wonderful way to enhance our mood, improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
Caravan and Motorhome Club Director General, Nick Lomas, said, “We are proud to pledge our support to The Queen’s Green Canopy and plant trees in recognition of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Tree planting is one of the most engaging and environmentally friendly activities that people can take part in and help to enrich the planet. The benefits of tree planting and the removal of carbon from the atmosphere benefit the wider population, not just those who live or stay the most locally. The Caravan and Motorhome Club is on a continuous journey of responsible actions to reduce our environmental impact and help our members, guests, and future generations, get more from the great outdoors.”
To aid the success of this initiative the Caravan and Motorhome Club will be planting native trees that are purchased from suppliers that are ‘Plant Healthy’ certified. Plant Healthy aims to reduce pests and diseases to ensure that the trees survive and thrive when planted. The 2022 trees that will be planted on the Caravan and Motorhome Club campsite network includes Green Beech, Field Maple, Silver Birch, Wild Cherry, Common Alder, Common Oak, Rowan, Hornbeam, Bird Cherry. Over 1200 trees have already been planned or planted during the 21/22 winter season.
Lomas continues, “Trees provide a positive impact and boost to wellbeing and mental health in addition to the benefits received from improved air quality. The Club is proud to play a part in being custodians of the great outdoors for future generations and to help enhance the British countryside.”
2022 is also set to again be the year of the great staycation, and for leisure vehicle users, this means staycations are widened from the UK to overseas as they are staying in their own home from home ‘staycation’ accommodation. A recent survey showed that 78% of Club members feel more confident to holiday in leisure vehicles on campsites rather than hotels or B&Bs. It’s no wonder that it’s such a popular choice as staying in your own vehicle offers safety, comfort, flexibility and adventure.
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About the Caravan and Motorhome Club
Champions of the great outdoors – from glamping to touring – the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of around one million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent owners across the UK. Founded in 1907, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has a wealth of experience and prides itself on offering great value and high-quality campsites for tourers and glampers.
Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £56 per year and provides members with access to 2,700 quality campsites in the UK and overseas. The Club offers over 340 campsites across 16 countries in Europe including France, Spain and Italy amongst other destinations. Stays at these sites can be packaged with great ferry offers to create holidays that are protected by ABTA. The Club also offers a range of escorted and independent tours in Europe, Australasia, North America and Southern Africa, all of which are protected by ABTA. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.
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About Experience Freedom
Experience Freedom from the Caravan and Motorhome Club provides glamping accommodation in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Experience Freedom offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping, all of which are available to non-members. Caravan and Motorhome Club members receive a 10% discount on glamping and up to 10% off motorhome hire plus a free Club bundle worth over £50.
Experience Freedom is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, a membership organisation with a wealth of experience in operating high-quality campsites. To find out more, visit www.experiencefreedom.co.uk