On Friday 11 March, which was National Tree Planting Day, Jonathan Lord MP attended Lydling Farm, Shackleford with Angela Richardson MP to plant a Plane tree and to show support for local efforts to preserve biodiversity and conservation.
Those in attendance were (from left to right):
- Jonathan Lord MP
- Gordon Jackson - Chair of Surrey Hills Society and Surrey Hills Trust Fund
- Angela Richardson MP
- Angus Stovold - Owner of Lydling Farm
This winter, Surrey Hills Society has worked with 300 volunteers to plant over 2km of native hedgerow and 1000 woodland trees in the Surrey Hills. This is part of the wider unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which is inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” in aid of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
Jonathan Lord MP commented: “I was delighted to visit Lydling Farm in the Surrey Hills to participate in some tree planting in aid of The Queen’s Green Canopy. The astonishing efforts made by the Surrey Hills, farmers, landowners and their community volunteers will create a legacy of essential habitat for rare and vulnerable species for years to come.”