King speaks of the ‘peaceful presence’ of trees as a fitting tribute to the late Queen

The king praised the “extraordinary diversity and beauty” and “enchanting character” of each ancient tree and grove dedicated to his late mother the Queen.

harles, writing a foreword to a new book called The Queen’s Green Canopy, pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, saying her “life has touched countless people across generations and around the world” moving”.

He said the “permanent and reassuring presence” of the trees made them an appropriate way to honor the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.


The King nears the ‘Old Fig Tree’ at Dumfries House, part of a network of 70 ancient forests and 70 old trees nationwide for the Queen’s Green Canopy (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The book, to be published in June, features photographs, through the changing seasons, of a network of 70 ancient trees and 70 historic forests across the country, dedicated to the monarch to mark the Jubilee. Her platinum.

Trees and woodlands are part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. The initiative also saw over a million new trees planted in the Queen’s name to celebrate her reign and create a lasting legacy.

A public exhibition of the photos from the book by nature photographers Adrian Houston and Charles Sainsbury-Plaice is also taking place at Sotheby’s in London, starting Saturday and running until December 20.


The Queen’s Canopy Book (Ebury/PA)

In addition, the exhibition features ancient canopy drawings by artist Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, whose detailed work was brought together, folded concertina style into an intricate book on style scene.

The king, patron of the QGC, wrote: “Fortunately, people are now more aware of the importance of trees and forests for the great benefits they bring to us and the planet. our.

“I believe their long and reassuring presence has made them a particularly appropriate way to commemorate the 70 years of our late Queen’s reign, whose life has made immeasurable. touching numbers of people across generations and around the world.”

He added: “These trees and woodlands, many of which are amazingly old, have their own enchanting character and history and are inseparable from the culture of our country.”


Drawing of Small Leaved Lime, Prisk Wood, Monmouthshire, Wales, by Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis (Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis/QGC/PA)

Charles outlined his hope that new trees planted as part of the initiative would become old-growth forests in the future.

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“In this book, incredibly talented photographers, Adrian Houston and Charles Sainsbury-Plaice, capture the extraordinary beauty and diversity of all seventy ancient trees and seventy forests,” he said. ancient.

In another preface to leporello, Charles described Aytoun-Ellis’ artwork as “unique” and “haunting”.

Among the ancient trees depicted in the exhibit is Llangernyw Yew of Conwy, Wales – a prehistoric survivor believed to have sprouted during the Bronze Age, some 4,000 years ago.


The Canopy Scots Pine, Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands, Scotland (Adrian Houston/The Queen’s Green Canopy/PA)

The artwork in The Queen’s Green Canopy Ancient Woodlands and Trees exhibition at Sotheby’s in Bond Street, London, was sold through The Tree Art Gallery, with a donation being made to support QGC with each purchase. King speaks of the ‘peaceful presence’ of trees as a fitting tribute to the late Queen

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