We are delighted to announce that Paul Nolan, the Director of The Mersey Forest, has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours with an OBE.
The honour was given in recognition of Paul's services to Forestry.
Paul has worked at The Mersey Forest for the last 20 years and has led the team for the last 13. During this time, the team and partnership has planted 9 million trees across Merseyside and North Cheshire, secured £41m in investment in local green spaces, and held 40,000 community events.
Paul Nolan said: "I am surprised and delighted. It's great that the achievements of The Mersey Forest have been recognised in this way.
"I've been really lucky to work with some fantastic people to help create The Mersey Forest.
"While I take great personal pride in everything the partnership has achieved over the last 20 years, I'm really grateful to all of my colleagues for making this happen."