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The Prince of Wales has been at Sandringham to plant avenue of trees commemorating The Duke of Edinburgh’s conservation legacy.

Prince Charles welcomed the chairman and the chief executive of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to the royal estate on Thursday for the planting of an avenue of trees commemorating his father’s half-century of involvement with the Trust.

Sixty common lime trees Tilia europaea Pallida - a gift from the GWCT’s trustees and vice-presidents – will form a new avenue, creating a wonderful landscape feature and wildlife habitat on the Queen’s estate which was much loved by the duke and was his home for the last part of his life.

Left to right: Mrs Daphne Oliver-Bellasis, Mrs Teresa Dent (GWCT Chief Executive), Mr Hugh Oliver-Bellasis, HRH The Prince of Wales, Mr James Keith, Sir Jim Paice (GWCT Chairman). Copyright Trevor Taylor. (53387934)
Left to right: Mrs Daphne Oliver-Bellasis, Mrs Teresa Dent (GWCT Chief Executive), Mr Hugh Oliver-Bellasis, HRH The Prince of Wales, Mr James Keith, Sir Jim Paice (GWCT Chairman). Copyright Trevor Taylor. (53387934)

The Prince of Wales joined GWCT chairman Sir Jim Paice and chief executive Teresa Dent in planting the first of the wildlife-friendly lime trees.

The GWCT is the UK’s leading charity conducting conservation science to enhance the British countryside for public benefit.

Prince Philip had a 57-year association with the trust, first as president (1965-1973), then as patron (1973 until his death in 2021).

Left to right: Sir Jim Paice (GWCT Chairman), HRH The Prince of Wales, Mr James Keith, Marquess of Downshire, Mr Ian Haddon. Copyright Trevor Taylor. (53387851)
Left to right: Sir Jim Paice (GWCT Chairman), HRH The Prince of Wales, Mr James Keith, Marquess of Downshire, Mr Ian Haddon. Copyright Trevor Taylor. (53387851)

“GWCT trustees and vice-presidents chose to gift a new avenue of trees at Sandringham as a fitting tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s remarkable contribution to the Trust and to conservation as a whole,” said Sir Jim Paice, GWCT chairman.

“The conservation movement and the GWCT in particular may have lost an extraordinary champion, but we are delighted to help assure his legacy at Sandringham.”

Throughout his 57-year involvement with the GWCT, The Duke of Edinburgh took an active interest in the trust’s conservation science.

He made several visits to the GWCT’s demonstration farms, both the Allerton Project at Loddington in Leicestershire, and Auchnerran in Aberdeenshire, as well as their Hampshire headquarters.

Left to right: HRH The Prince of Wales, Mrs Teresa Dent (GWCT Chief Executive), Mr Hugh Oliver-Bellasis, Mr James Keith, Mr James Bowdidge, Marquess of Downshire (just seen). Copyright Trevor Taylor. (53387902)
Left to right: HRH The Prince of Wales, Mrs Teresa Dent (GWCT Chief Executive), Mr Hugh Oliver-Bellasis, Mr James Keith, Mr James Bowdidge, Marquess of Downshire (just seen). Copyright Trevor Taylor. (53387902)


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