In recognition of Her Majesty the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, Chairwoman of CLAAS, has planted a Crimson King Maple tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative at the CLAAS UK headquarters at Saxham, Suffolk.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 (Queen Elisabeth her 70th year), which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
The completion of the new CLAAS UK headquarters at Saxham has now given the business the opportunity to turn their attention to the final landscaping of the site.
Joining Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser at the tree planting ceremony were David Crick, who with 47 year’s experience, is the longest serving staff member at CLAAS UK, Trevor Tyrrell (Senior Vice-President (Western Europe & Oceania)) and CLAAS UK CEO, John Robinson, a long term MANNS employee who after 47 years is now a CLAAS UK pensioner, Emily Baylis who is a young graduate employee and and James Gosling, a first year apprentice from the CLAAS dealer MANNS
The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative fits perfectly with CLAAS UK’s commitment to provide a healthy, thriving working environment for its staff whilst incorporating alternative sustainable energy solutions to minimise environmental impact, while also enhancing environmental awareness.
The tree is the first of a number of new trees that will be planted on the Saxham site. On Friday October 15th Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser was joined at Saxham by a number of staff for the tree planting ceremony, including David Crick, who with 47 years experience, is the longest serving staff member at CLAAS UK, a first year Apprentice from the CLAAS dealer MANNS, Emily Baylis who a young graduate employee and John Robinson, a long term MANNS employee who after 47 years is now a CLAAS UK pensioner. A specially commissioned commemorative plaque supplied by the GQC was erected by the tree in celebration of the initiative.
The tree will be pinned on the official QGC map which will give an overall picture of all trees planted under the scheme nationwide.