British designer Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio, said in a press release that the Tree of Trees “came together from workshops and nurseries across the country as part of an incredible community campaign that is literally changing the landscape of our country.”
Heatherwick has been behind many high profile design projects, from the new Routemaster buses in London to the 2012 Olympic Cauldron. The latest sculpture harks back to the tree theme of some of the studio’s previous works.
All 350 trees on the Tree of Trees will be in aluminum pots with the Queen’s cypher engraved, according to Heatherwick Studio. In October, after the anniversary festivities, the trees will be distributed to social organizations.
The Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations, which will include a parade and beacon lighting at more than 1,500 locations across the UK and Overseas Territories, will take place from June 2nd to June 5th.