The British naturalist David Attenborough (96) and the late Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) have met again and again in the past. The two once roamed the gardens of Buckingham Palace together. In memory of the late monarch, the famous animal filmmaker planted an oak together with London schoolchildren, as “The Telegraph” writes. He mentioned that the Queen was a “big tree lover”.

The 96-year-old officially opened a new four-hectare woodland in Richmond Park, one of London’s eight royal parks. He was “thrilled” to open the forest to celebrate the lives of his deceased acquaintances. “The late Queen was very fond of the royal parks and was a great lover of trees, so this is a fitting tribute to her memory,” the researcher said.

The establishment of the park is also a sign that the protected landscape and the animals living in it are being preserved. “So that many generations can enjoy them,” said the 96-year-old. The oak is one of 70 young deciduous trees planted in the new woodland.

As part of the nationwide ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ project, which ends March 31, more than a million new trees have been planted in the Queen’s name to celebrate her reign to celebrate and create a lasting memory. The action was at the request of King Charles III. (74) extended beyond the end of the anniversary year to give people the opportunity to plant trees in her memory following the death of his mother on September 8th.

The British monarch herself gave the official starting signal for the initiative “The Queen’s Green Canopy” in spring 2021. She and Charles planted an oak tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Years ago, David Attenborough and Queen Elizabeth II even appeared together on British television. In the documentary “The Queen’s Green Planet,” Attenborough took the British monarch for a walk through the gardens of Buckingham Palace and talked to her about trees.