Knight plants new saplings in local park to mark Commonwealth project

Julian Knight MP has planted five saplings in Brueton Park as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy programme.

The trees – two silver birch, two rowan, and one hazel – were kindly donated by the Woodland Trust. Similar saplings will be planted at 10,000 locations across the United Kingdom.

Love Solihull, the Council’s environmental initiative, organised the planting and Julian was joined on the day by Councillor Joe Tildesly, the cabinet member for Leisure, Tourism, and Sport.

Speaking after the meeting, Julian said:

“I am very grateful to the Woodland Trust for gifting me these lovely saplings, and glad to plant them here in Brueton Park as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy programme. Here in Solihull we cherish our green community spaces, and I hope that as they grow these trees will beautify our community for decades to come.”