Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth are not afraid to get a little dirty!
The mother-son duo planted a small oak at Windsor Castle earlier this year to mark a new campaign called Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.
"Today marks the launch of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and to enhance our environment now, and for generations to come," The initiative invites people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”! @qgcanopy," Charles and Camilla's official Instagram account captioned a photo of the 72-year-old with his mom, who just turned 95 in April.
The message continued, "The Queen joined The Prince of Wales, Patron of @qgcanopy, for the first Jubilee tree planting at Windsor Castle earlier this year. With a focus on planting sustainably, the initiative invites individuals, community groups, businesses and others across the UK to plant trees. The @qgcanopy will also see a network of ancient trees and woodland across the UK dedicated to The Queen to mark the occasion, highlighting the importance of protecting our existing natural resources for future generations."
"As patron of the Queen's Green Canopy, I am delighted to launch this unique tree planting initiative, created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Whether you are an individual hoping to plant a single sampling in your garden, a school or community group planting a tree, counsel, charity or business intending to plant a whole avenue of trees or a farmer looking to create new hedgerows, everyone across the country can get involved," Charles said in the video clip.
He continued, "Throughout her reign, the Queen has officially planted more than 1,500 trees all over the world. In March, during the most recent planting season, I was delighted to have an opportunity to plant a tree with Her Majesty in the grounds of Windsor Castle to launch this very special initiative. There is a reason for this profoundly symbolic act — planting a tree is a statement of hope and faith in the future. As we approach this most special year, I invite you all to join me to plant a tree for the Jubilee, in other words, 'Tree-Bilee!'"
The Queen's Green Canopy hopes to highlight and showcase 70 irreplaceable ancient woodlands across the U.K. and identify 70 ancient trees.
Of course, people loved the idea. One person wrote, "Will definitely be planting a Tree-bilee! I'll find space in my garden," while another added, "Fantastic initiative, I have been following this for years after watching a documentary about it....it has united so many commonwealth countries."