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According to Yonhap News Agency, a group of approximately 170 fans had come together with the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement on October 19 to build a grove of four zelkova trees and about 1,200 bridal-wealth trees in the Han River Park, located in the South Korean capital city of Seoul.
The joint project was launched in honour of BTS vocalist V, with the grove being named the ‘Forest V No 1’. The initiative is supposedly inspired by the singer’s favourite colour, which said to be green, per Yonhap.
The Korean Federation for Environmental Movement also added that ‘Forest V No. 1’ intended to convey messages of eco-friendliness in order to fight against climate change, as well as to improve the biodiversity surrounding the Han River.
Han River Park is also home to two plots of forestation that had previously been planted by fellow BTS fans in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Both plots were created in celebration of BTS leader RM‘s birthday.
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