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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Names Tree Species After Leonardo DiCaprio

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Names Tree Species After Leonardo DiCaprio

Adding to his Academy and Golden Globe Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio now has a new crowning achievement to be proud of — a tree species that bears his name. Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK have decided to name a newly discovered tree after the actor in gratitude for his efforts to prevent deforestation of the Ebo Forest.

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