The Government of Samoa has planted a tree for the Queen’s Green Canopy to honour the 70 years of service of Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in which invites people from across the globe to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
A talafalu tree (limeberry) was planted on 6 June by HE David Ward, British High Commissioner and Seumalo Afele Faiilagi, ACEO of the Ministry of Natural Resources Environment (MRNE) Division of Environment Conservation in Samoa.
The tree was specially selected as part of a bigger initiative launched by the MNRE and the Samoa Conservation Society to reintroduce the talafalu tree back to the ecosystem and repopulate the country with Samoan swallowtail butterflies – which find their natural habitat in the talafalu tree.
As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy celebrations, HE David Ward has also announced UK’s funding contribution of £10,000 towards the Vailima Botanical Garden Zoning Project for the installation of accessibility resources for people with disabilities.
Learn More: Government of Samoa
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