Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)9 September 2022
TTJ would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her remarkable service extending 70 years on the British throne.
Among the groups and institutions paying tribute include the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).
The Queen was known for her love of trees and her patronage of the RFS covered almost half of the 140 years the RFS has been in existence.
In a statement, the RFS said the Queen’s interest in forests, woods and trees shone throughout her reign and she personally planted more than 1,500 trees around the world.
“Her Majesty’s love of trees was well known and most recently exemplified by The Queen’s Green Canopy which marked her Platinum Jubilee,” said RFS president Sir James Scott.
“Her Majesty followed a line of royal patronage of the RFS dating back to her great grandfather Edward VII. We are grateful that she was such an engaged patron over many years.”
In September 2016 the RFS gifted Her Majesty an oak sapling to mark her 90th birthday. It was grafted from the oldest tree in Windsor Park, a 1,300 year old oak tree.
And in October 2021 The Queen and The Prince of Wales unveiled The Queen’s Green Canopy Jubilee Junior Forester Award at Balmoral Castle.