King takes a leaf out of his mother’s book as he completes the Queen’s Green Canopy project alongside Prince William
- The scheme saw thousands of volunteers plant more than three million seedlings
- Designed to celebrate the 2022 Platinum Jubilee and extended following the Queen’s death
The Queen’s Green Canopy project began in March 2021 when Elizabeth II planted a tree with her son. Two years later, Charles III ended up planting one with him.
The scheme, in which thousands of volunteers have planted more than three million seedlings, was designed for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.
However, after the Queen’s death, it was extended so that more trees could be planted in memory of Her Late Majesty.
Last night, the monarch – who often referred to his mum as ‘loving mother’ – issued a message of thanks, along with a picture of him and William planting maples at Sandringham.
“As the second planting season draws to a close, I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped create a lasting legacy in the name of Queen Elizabeth,” he said.
The scheme, in which thousands of volunteers planted more than three million seedlings, was designed for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.
However, after the Queen’s death, it was extended so that more trees could be planted in memory of Her Late Majesty
He added, “This project has shown how simple, practical and positive gestures can make all the difference, and I can think of no more fitting tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s late seventy-year reign.”
Footage of the late queen planting trees appears in a short film narrated by Dame Judi Dench.
During her seven-decade reign, the Queen has planted more than 1,500 trees around the world.
The Queen’s Green Canopy Project has seen thousands of volunteers – including dozens of celebrities – plant trees across Britain.
A dedicated network of 70 ancient forests and 70 ancient trees is named to celebrate the late Queen’s 70 years on the throne.