they started planting Tree in 2013 and named it after his eldest grandson, who was born that year.
“The great thing was that I was able to plant it the same year that my grandson was born,” he told the BBC.
“So I thought I’d call it Prince George’s Wood. It’s really just for autumn color and a little spring. But autumn is the magic here. So finding all the interesting trees and shrubs that turn interesting colors is half the battle.”
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Charles also said that he was “deeply concerned” about the state of the world his grandchildren would inherit.
“I’ve always felt that we are somehow trained to believe that nature is different from us and that we can exploit and control and repress everything about it without suffering the consequences,” he said.
Charles said he had been speaking about the effects of climate change for five decades and that world leaders should now realize that the world was facing a “catastrophic” crisis.
He also discussed efforts to reduce his and his family’s carbon footprints. When asked about his love of gas-powered cars and whether he was “a little Jeremy Clarkson, a little petrol-head”? He added: “It was before we knew what the problems were.”
Prince’s fleet of cars is now mostly electric and his beloved Aston Martin has been converted to run on “extra English white wine and whey from the cheese process”.
He has installed solar panels at Clarence House, his London residence, and his home in Gloucestershire, the farm buildings at Highgrove and a hydroelectric turbine on the river at Birkhall.