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Lochinver House

The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy

Together our Forests will Thrive!

'Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.' - Warren Buffett

The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy is a unique network of forest conservation projects which unites the Commonwealth family of nations to save one of the world’s most important natural habitats. Established in the name of Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, this initiative is committed to raising awareness of the value of established indigenous forests, and saving them for future generations, as well as planting new forest.

James, Year 5, and his brother, Harry, Year 2, heard about the project, supported by the Woodland Trust, and decided apply for a pack of trees.  Imagine their excitement when they received a pack, one of 10,000 to be distributed to schools and community groups.  Each pack contains five UK-sourced and native broadleaf trees – two silver birch, two rowan, and a hazel.

James and Harry kindly decided to donate a sliver birch and rowan tree to Lochinver House; they are tiny saplings at the moment which we will plant out in the spring and hopefully watch flourish and grow into beautiful mature trees in the coming years.

We look forward to posting updates on the progress of the saplings, starting with their official planting next year, once the weather has warmed up a little!