In recognition of the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, chairwoman of the supervisory board and chairwoman of shareholders’ committee Claas KGaA mbH, 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 is a tree-planting initiative created to mark the Jubilee, which invites people from across the UK to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. The completion of the Claas UK headquarters has now given the business the opportunity to turn its attention to the final landscaping of the site.
It’s the first of a number of new trees that will be planted at the site. On October the 15th, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser was joined at Saxham by staff for the tree planting ceremony, including David Crick, who with 47 year’s experience, is the longest-serving staff member at Claas UK, a first-year apprentice from 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 special commemorative plaque supplied by the Queen’s Green Canopy was erected by the tree in celebration of the initiative and it will be pinned on the official map, which will give an overall picture of all trees planted under the scheme.