01 March 2012
Stevenage based Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) is helping to make the town a bit greener by planting a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee.
The tree planting, by the IET’s Chief Executive, Nigel Fine, is part of the Woodland’s Trust nationwide Jubilee Woods project, which marks the anniversary of HM The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee. The Woodland Trust aims to get people throughout the UK to plant a total of six million trees.
Nigel Fine said: “The IET has been in Stevenage now for the past twenty years so it is wonderful to take this opportunity to help make Stevenage just a bit greener. A tree also serves as a meaningful symbol to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s phenomenal six decades of service.”
The tree is being planted in the IET’s courtyard at the IET’s headquarters, at Six Hills Way.
Notes to editors:
Expert Institution of Engineering and Technology spokespeople are available for interview.
The IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with 150,000 members in 127 countries.
The IET date back to 1871 and has offices in Europe, Asia and the US.
For more information, visit www.theiet.org.