The Queen has launched a tree-planting initiative to mark her upcoming jubilee, led by Prince Charles

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The Queen has announced a new tree planting scheme to mark her Platinum Jubilee, which takes place next year.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is supported by Prince Charles, as he invites the nation to “plant a tree for the jubilee”.

The Prince spoke in a video posted to the official Royal Family Instagram account saying that, “planting a tree is a statement of hope and faith in the future. As we approach this very special year, I invite you all to join me,” adding that the event was, “in other words, a Treebilee.”

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The Queen has spoken about the importance of trees throughout her reign and has planted more than 1,500 trees across the years.

Now, schools and organisations including the Scouts and Girlguides will be encouraged to continue her legacy and get involved with the scheme to plant their own trees.

The scheme will officially begin during planting season later this year, in October and it will continue until the end of 2022 which is the Platinum Jubilee year.

70 ancient woodlands and 70 ancient trees from across the country will also be dedicated in honour of The Queen to celebrate her historic 70 year reign.

You can find out more information, including how to get involved, on the scheme’s official website.

Prince Charles has already planted his own tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle earlier this year, as witnessed by the Queen. A photograph of the planting is featured in the video announcing The Queen’s Green Canopy on the official Instagram account.

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