On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Anniversary .. “The Tree of Trees” stands in front of Buckingham Palace

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – As part of the program to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in June, a stunning wooden sculpture will stand outside Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom.

The Tree of Trees monument, designed by Heatherwick Studio, will rise nearly 21 meters (69 feet) and will consist of 350 native British trees attached to a giant steel frame. The monument embodies the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative, which called on the British to “plant an anniversary tree” between October 2021 and March 2022. Therefore, more than one million trees were planted during these months, according to the QGC website. .

British designer Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio, said in a press release that the Tree of Trees is the fruit of “a convergence of workshops and nurseries across the country, as part of a fantastic community campaign that is literally changing the landscape in our nation. “

Heatherwick Studio has designed for many high-profile projects, from the new London Routemaster buses to the Olympic boiler in 2012. The latter monument recreates the wood theme from some of the studio’s earlier works.

Last year in Shanghai, Heatherwick and his team designed Project 1,000 Trees, a 1,000-tree mall planted in ponds on top of the building’s 1,000 structural pillars.

Heatherwick built the “Little Island” park in the United States, on the sidewalk in the Manhattan neighborhood, and includes more than 100 different species of trees and plants native to New York City, USA.

According to the Heatherwick studio, all 350 trees will be placed in aluminum vessels, engraved with the symbol of the Queen. The trees will be distributed to local organizations in October after the anniversary celebration.

The Queen’s Platinum Anniversary Celebration takes place on the weekend of 2-5. June and includes a torchlight competition and the lighting of more than 1,500 venues across the UK and overseas territories.

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