108,000 saplings were planted to celebrate the birth of the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema.
Bhutan, which is a carbon-negative nation, has laws to ensure at least 60% of land remain forested at all times. In 2015, this eco-conscience nation made a Guinness World Record by planting 50,000 tress in just one hour.
“In Buddhism, a tree is the provider and nourisher of all life forms,’ explains Tenzin Lekphell, who coordinated the initiative. ‘It symbolizes longevity, health, beauty and even compassion.”
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