Leo said: I had the privilege last Friday of presenting Rushmoor Borough Council with five tree saplings gifted to me by The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The scheme was made possible by a partnership between The Woodland Trust, Sainsbury's and ITV to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth."
All of the trees are native species, which have been grown in the UK. Two are Silver Birch, two are Rowan and one is a Hazel. Three of the trees will now be planted at Southwood Woodland nearby to the former Southwood Golf Club, where the council plans to bring forward plans to turn the area into a natural country park. The other two trees will be planted in North Town, Aldershot.
Leo pictured with Deputy Mayor Cllr Sue Carter, Cllr Keith Dibble, Cllr Frank Rust, Cllr Martin Tennant and Leader Cllr David Clifford