To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th birthday in Britain, she will be encouraged to plant trees on the throne as part of a plan to build a greener country in honor of her seven decades of service.
The 94-year-old, who has reigned for the longest period in British history, is set to mark his platinum jubilee in February 2022.
The government is planning a four-day celebration in the summer, with an additional public holiday, with tree-planting milestones, according to an announcement on Sunday.
Dubbed “the Queen’s Green Canopy,” the charity-funded project will encourage communities, schools, councils and zamindars to plant native trees to help the environment and make local areas greener.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said health crises and epidemics have reminded people of the importance of nature and green spaces, and that trees can transform communities in the face of climate change.
“As we celebrate Her Majesty’s incredible 70 years of service, I encourage everyone to follow this plan and ‘plant a jubilee tree,’” said Johnson.
Charities Cool Earth and The Woodland Trust said planting the trees would create a special gift for the Emperor, who planted more than 1,500 trees around the world during his reign.
Elizabeth, the current longest and longest reigning monarch in the world, became queen on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.
The British royal family has campaigned for a host of environmental issues, with Elizabeth’s son Prince Charles speaking for decades about the impact of climate change and the importance of conservation, and her grandson, Prince William, also assumed the post. Was.
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