One of the most influential decrees made by a ruler of the Empire of Australia, it is responsible for the planting of an estimated 306 million trees across the Empire’s vast territory.
The text of the Décret reads as follows:
Henceforth, all thoroughfares of more than two lanes shall be split to allow for the planting of trees between the lanes. Likewise, trees shall be planted on either side of all thoroughfares throughout the Empire. These trees shall be of diverse species, native to the location in which the road is constructed, and shall be maintained at the expense of the crown.Eleanor XXX, January 17th, 1922