On March 21, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands celebrated the 55th anniversary of National Tree Day in Cuijk and Boxmeer.

During the today’s event, the princess visited a nursery where she spoke with “…rural organizations and volunteers who contribute annually to the famous tree holiday.”  Afterward, Princess Maxima watched as  “…27 trees were planted by students from various schools…”

National Tree Day was established in 1957 to raise to “… draw attention to the consequences of deforestation and today aims to raise awareness about the importance of trees and forests…”

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.

Source: RVD