Britain to go green for the queen

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Britain to go green for the queen

Britons are being encouraged to plant trees to mark the monarch’s 70 years on throne

Sarah Young

Britons will be encouraged to plant trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne as part of a plan to create a greener country in honour of her seven decades of service.

The 94-year-old, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, is due to mark her Platinum Jubilee in February 2022.

The government is planning a four-day celebration then, featuring an extra public holiday, with tree planting to be a feature of the milestone, according to an announcement on Sunday...

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