Fans Celebrate Lee Seung Gi’s 10th Debut Anniversary with a Forest in His Name
Fans of actor Lee Seung Gi created the “Lee Seung Gi Forest” to commemorate his 10 year anniversary since his debut.
The social company that plants trees, Tree Planet, stated on June 5, “’Lee Seung Gi Forest,’ commemorating his 10th debut anniversary, will be created in Seoul.”
The actor’s fan community—consisting of 12 different countries including Korea, Japan, Singapore, America, Thailand, Turkey, Ecuador, and more—“Lee Seung Gi Korea with World Airen,” collaborated with Tree Planet to carry out the “Lee Seung Gi Forest” project. The fans began raising funds for the forest with the slogan “10 Years of Happiness, 10 Years’ Promise,” starting in mid-May and were able to collect more than 10 million KRW (~$10,000 USD) in just two weeks.
“Lee Seung Gi Forest is expected to be planted in downtown Seoul and the details are currently being worked out. The forest will provide a resting place for local residents to relax and enjoy a bit of nature in the city, as well as aid in purifying the air.
Fans who participated in the “Lee Seung Gi Forest” project revealed, “We are thankful for Lee Seung Gi, who has given us happiness for the last 10 years. We wanted to create a forest that is permanent and continues to grow, with a promising heart of staying by his side for a long time, like we are now. We hope that the ‘Lee Seung Gi Forest’ will become a meaningful place where a lot of people can rest comfortably and many international fans can also visit and enjoy.
Meanwhile, it is becoming a popular trend for fans to gift stars with their very own forest. Until now, forests have been named after many celebrities including 2NE1, Shinhwa, Roy Kim, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, EXO, Infinite, Lee Hyori, and more.