Dermot O’Leary plants Jubilee tree
Wednesday 7 March 2012
The Woodland Trust set their sights high, their mission? To plant 1 million trees in one month...and they did it!
During February 2012 The Woodland Trust planted a staggering 1 million trees. To celebrate this mammoth achievement TV star Dermot O’Leary came to ZSL London Zoo to plant the Jubilee tree itself. The Trust aims to plant 6 million trees to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee including hundreds of new woods created across all four corners of the UK, from Stornoway in the Western Isles to Penzance in Cornwall.
O’Leary explained: “Royal fever will sweep the nation this year with communities all over the country celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, what a great start to the year by planting 1 million trees in one month!”
The nation’s finest including Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Princess Royal, Clive Anderson, Blue Peter, Dame Judi Dench, and thousands of children and adults are just some of the people across the UK that have enabled the Woodland Trust to get their Jubilee tree planting celebrations off to a flying start.
The Trust’s hope is to create a lasting legacy for the future, so if you’d like to get involved in this environment changing project then why not check out their website.