For Britons, Queen Elizabeth II is a symbol of the entire epoche. In their combining efforts to create a greener country and to honour of queen’s seven decades of service, the Britons will plant trees.
Queen Elizabeth II, the 94-year-old monarch, is the longest-reigning monarch in world history. In fact, her majesty is due to mark her Platinum Jubilee in February 2022.
The UK government is planning a four-day celebration that summer, featuring an extra day’s public holiday. As a feature of that unbelievable milestone, Cabinet plans tree planting. Named “The Queen’s Green Canopy,” the charity-backed project will encourage communities, schools, councils and landowners to plant native trees to help the environment and make local areas greener.
The British prime minister noted as greener is the environment as healthier are Britons. Despite the health crisis, Boris Johnson had reminded people of the importance of nature and green spaces and that trees could transform communities as well as tackling climate change.
“As we celebrate Her Majesty’s incredible 70 years of service, I encourage everyone to get behind this scheme and go ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee,’” Johnson said.
“The Queen’s Green Canopy” project will make Britain greener
The planting of trees would create a special gift for Queen Elizabeth who has planted more than 1,500 trees around the world during her longest-ever reign.
Queen, who is also the world’s current oldest and longest-reigning monarch, became queen on Feb. 6, 1952, following the death of her father King George VI.
Elizabeth’s son Prince Charles speaking out for decades about the impact of climate change and the importance of conservation, and her grandson Prince William also taking up the mantle.