The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta in 2015.  The QCC is a unique network of forest conservation initiatives and involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.  As part of this, local MP, Ged Killen, received a donation of 5 tree saplings: 1 x hazel, 2 x silver birch, 2 x rowan from the Woodland Trust to plant in his constituency and asked for Grow 73’s help in finding a location in which to plant the trees, and to plant them with the help of members of the community.


So on Friday 2nd November we were joined at the community plot in Overtoun Park by Ged Killen MP, James Kelly MSP, Grow 73 volunteers, and members of the community including children from Calderwood Primary School who helped to prepare the ground for planting and then proceeded to plant the trees with Mr Killen and Mr Kelly.

It was great to be part of such an important initiative and to involve local children who will be able to see the trees grow as they grow up.