The people of Bhutan celebrate the birth of the king and queen's first son by planting 108,000 trees across the nation, each sealed with a prayer for the heir to the throne.

Trees were planted in the tiny mountain Kingdom to commemorate the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema.

This isn't the first time that Bhutan has made headlines for its epic tree-planting sessions. In 2015, the country set a Guinness World Record by planting almost 50,000 trees in just one hour. The Bhutanese constitution stipulates that at least 60 percent of land remains forested at all times, but this green-fingered celebration wasn't just inspired by the country's commitment to ecological preservation. "In Buddhism, a tree is the provider and nourisher of all life forms, symbolizing longevity, health, beauty and even compassion," said Tenzin Lekphell, who coordinated the initiative, called Tendrel in the local language. It wasn't a coincidence that the Buddha attained enlightenment under a banyan tree, he added.

March 18, 2016 Living photo: Profimedia

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