Caravan and Motorhome Club, planting trees to fulfil its pledge to The Queen’s Green Canopy
The Caravan and Motorhome Club were proud to have pledged its support to The Queen’s Green Canopy (‘QGC’) which is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year. Now, more than ever, the initiative will leave a lasting memory in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s lifetime of service.
The Club committed to planting 2,022 trees in 2022 in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy and is delighted to announce it has already exceeded this target.
Earlier in the year, to announce the Club’s commitment to QGC, three wild cherry and three silver birch trees were ceremonially planted at Chapel Lane Club Campsite by television presenter, journalist and Club member Matt Allwright; singer, TV presenter and farmer JB Gill; Club Chairman Grenville Chamberlain OBE; Club Director General Nick Lomas and Club Director of Marketing and Membership Services, Harvey Alexander.
The Club operates a network of over 200 campsites in the UK and the planting of over 2,022 trees was spread across these campsites during the official tree planting season (October to March 21/22 and October to March 22/23).
Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, "It gives me great pleasure to announce that we have exceeded our planting target and the Club will continue to invest and plant trees for the enjoyment of our members and the benefit of the environment on an ongoing basis. Trees help to curtail climate change, by capturing and storing carbon, reducing pollution, reducing temperature and preventing flooding. Many 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 and improve our mental and physical wellbeing."
To aid the success of this initiative the Caravan and Motorhome Club has planted 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 native trees that have been planted on the Caravan and Motorhome Club campsite network include Green Beech, Field Maple, Silver Birch, Wild Cherry, Common Alder, Common Oak, Rowan, Hornbeam, and Bird Cherry. 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.
Lomas continues, "It has been a great privilege to support The Queen’s Green Canopy as this leaves yet another wonderful and lasting tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. 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."
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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 over 1.1million 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 300 campsites across 14 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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