Lord of the Rings actor plants sapling in southern Turkey
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotosActor Elijah Wood, best known for playing Frodo in the blockbuster “Lord of the Rings” series, came to the southern Turkish province of Antalya for a DJ performance as part of the international EXPO 2016 events, planting the 15,000th sapling in the EXPO area.
After planting the hackberry saplings, the 31-year-old American actor tied his name plate around the trunk of his sapling, and then watered its sap, to be the “water for life” as said in Turkish, at the EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition platform.
Wood promised to travel back to Antalya to revisit the tree bearing his name in the future.
EXPO is a world fair or universal exposition of technological, scientific and cultural developments of the contemporary age and beyond.
As shown by the two child mascots of EXPO Antalya, Turkey’s 2016 Horticultural Expo aims to provide an opportunity for children to experience the environment around them and learn sustainable development and green initiatives.