welcomed its newborn prince by planting some 108,000 trees across the country. All 82,000 households in the country planted a tree when King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema announced the birth of their first child. The remaining 26,000 were planted by over 100,000 volunteers in 14 districts. In Buddhism, ‘108’ is a sacred number, which refers to the cleansing of 108 defilements of human beings. In 2015, Bhutan set a Guinness World Record by planting 49,672 trees in one hour.