Filtermist Group CEO James Stansfield was joined by past Apprentices Billy Mabbott and James Lloyd and current Apprentice Ashlee Marsh last week, to plant a new cherry tree at Filtermist to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
“It seemed only right that we involved the young people from our business to plant our tree,” said James.
“Our younger employees are the future of Filtermist, and we hope they will see the tree grow as their careers progress through the years.”
Every tree planted is being added to an interactive map – you can take a look at the trees already planted in your area by clicking here.
The tree also has a commemorative plaque – sourced using a preferred supplier recommended by the QGC.
“From the suppliers recommended on the QGC website we chose to support ‘The Workshop Aberfeldy’ in creating the plaque; an independent charity who’s aim is to create a bridge between education and employment for young people in Highland Perthshire, where its rural location can limit employment and training opportunities,” comments Filtermist Facilities Manager Trevor Appleby.
“With the QGC focus on benefitting future generations it seemed appropriate as the charity has created a genuine business where young people gain direct practical skills as well as transferable employability skills, empowering them to successfully find employment or further training,” he added.
You can get involved with the QGC project by visiting www.queensgreencanopy.org