David Attenborough plants tree to open woodland in honour of late Queen

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Sir David Attenborough has planted an oak tree in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II to officially open a new Platinum Jubilee woodland in Richmond Park.

The famed naturalist and TV presenter, 96, described Elizabeth II as a “great lover of trees” and “very fond” of the Royal Parks and said the new wood was a fitting tribute to her memory.

His oak is one of 70 new broad-leaved trees - one for each year of the Queen’s reign - in the new woodland.