Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 70th year in reign on February 6, 2022. To celebrate all these decades on the throne, Elizabeth II is launching a tree planting initiative called “The Queen’s Green Canopy”. Britons are urged to each plant a tree from October 2021, the best tree-planting season, and throughout 2022.
This is not the first time that the Queen of England has devoted herself to the environmental cause. On the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee in 2012, a plot of 186 hectares of trees was planted between Birmingham and Leicester. Likewise in 2015, when it presented a major reforestation plan in all the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Elizabeth II and Prince Charles planted a first tree
For his 70-year reign, 70 ancient forests and 70 century-old trees in the UK will be showcased. In a video posted on social networks where we see Elizabeth II and Prince Charles planting a first tree, the heir to the throne believes that this represents “a message of hope and faith in the future”.
Whether you are an individual wishing to plant a sapling in your garden, a school or community group, a local council, association or business intending to plant a whole row of trees, or a farmer seeking to create new hurdles, everyone, all over the country, can get involved, ”adds Lady Diana’s ex-husband.
Six months before the COP26 which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, next November, the Queen’s initiative is supported by the government. “Trees have a huge role to play in our fight against climate change,” Boris Johnson said in a video posted to his Twitter account. The British Prime Minister pledges “to plant 30,000 hectares of trees each year” by May 2024.
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