‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’: Britons to plant trees to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on throne

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The February of 2022 will mark 70 years since Queen Elizabeth would have ascended the throne. The 94-year-old is the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom and her reign began on 6th February 1952 when her father, George VI passed away.

And to commemorate this momentous occasion, communities, schools, and councils across Britain will be encouraged to plant trees and create a greener country under an initiative called ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy.’

“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,'” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

The government is planning to celebrate this occasion with a grand four-day celebration. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that this occasion would be a “truly historic moment” and deserved a “celebration to remember.”

The events conducted will reflect the reign of the Queen and her influence on the United Kingdom and the world since she ascended the throne.

The events have been planned around from the 2nd to the 5th of June in 2022. According to BBC, to create the four-day weekend in June 2022, the late May Spring Bank Holiday that year will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will be created.

The first week in June has been chosen for the celebratory weekend because the weather in the summer would be more conducive than that in February. It is also known that the Queen is not in favor of a celebration in February as it also coincides with the death of her father. Hence, most of the landmark events, including her silver and golden jubilee, were celebrated in June.

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