Queen Elizabeth II expresses her gratitude for the trees planted as part of her Platinum Jubilee on the final day of the Green Canopy initiative. The monarch was quoted as saying on the British Royal Family's official Instagram channel: "I am deeply touched that so many communities, schools, families and individuals have made their own contributions to the Green Canopy initiative." She hopes the jubilee trees will grow and thrive for many years so that future generations can continue to enjoy them.
British people have planted over a million trees under the motto "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee". Queen Elizabeth II herself gave the official starting signal in spring 2021. Together with Prince Charles, the patron of the campaign, she planted an oak tree on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The tree as a sign of hope
"Planting a tree shows that you have hope and confidence in the future," Prince Charles said in an Instagram video at the time. He picked up the spade himself and called for people to do the same and put a tree in the ground for his mother's 70th anniversary.
The royal family also posted a collage of photos on Twitter showing the Queen planting trees around the world. According to the caption, more than 1,500 copies were collected during the reign.