The British Royal Family have a long standing tradition planting trees to commemorate and celebrate. Queen Elizabeth II planted over 1,500 trees throughout the world during the course of her reign - with over a million more planted in her honour as part of The Queen's Green Canopy initiative marking The Platinum Jubilee.
Trees give us a link between the past, present and future, as the longest living species on earth, making them essential for life. It is critical that woodlands, rainforests and trees in urban settings, such as parks are preserved and sustainably managed across the world.
What are trees good for?
As well as having health benefits, boosting wildlife and strengthening communities, trees are crucial for absorbing carbon dioxide as they grow. Storing the carbon in their wood helps slow the rate of global warming. Trees also reduce wind speeds and cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat upwards from their leaves. It’s estimated that trees can reduce the temperature in a city by up to 7°C. In certain areas of the world trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion, absorbing thousands of litres of stormwater.
Striving to reduce its impact on the environment, Sandringham will continue the tree planting legacy and commitment aiming to boost its green credentials over the next 10 years.
Partnering with environmental conservation organisation Ecologi, Sandringham will now donate a proportion of funds to support tree planting removing carbon pollution from our atmosphere and climate change projects when you purchase tickets to visit, invest in an annual membership or use our car parks.
Stewardship for a Shared Future
A key principle for His Majesty The King is to maintain the Estate for future generations. The vision of Sandringham is to use green practices for a shared future to benefit communities, heritage and planet.
Read about the Sandringham Stewardship Here.
To assist in achieving our aims, the following areas will continue to be a focus:
- Waste reduction
- Sustainable land management
- Employee awareness
- Renewable energy generation
- Sustainable transport
- Sustainable procurement
- Energy consumption