British designer Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio, said in a press release that the Tree of Trees was “coming together from the workshops and nurseries across the country as part of an incredible community campaign that’s literally changing the landscape of our nation.”
Heatherwick has been behind many high-profile design projects, from London’s new Routemaster buses to the 2012 Olympic Cauldron. The latest sculpture revisits the arboreal theme of some of the studio’s previous works.
All 350 trees on the Tree of Trees will sit in aluminum pots embossed with the Queen’s cypher, according to Heatherwick Studio. In October, after the Jubilee festivities, the trees will be distributed to community organizations, it said.
The Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations, which include a pageant and beacon lighting in more than 1,500 places across the UK and its overseas territories, will run from June 2 until June 5.