21m tall tree covered sculpture design by Heatherwick Studio

21m tall tree covered sculpture design by Heatherwick Studio,

Heatherwick Studio has created a living, 21-meter-high statue, to be installed outside Buckingham Palace,

as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

The studio shared photos on Instagram and said,

“The sculpture seeks to place the importance of trees and nature at the center of this historic event.”

Design Features

This statue resembles the shape of a tree, which is called the Tree of Trees, it resembles 350 native British trees.

The screw installation will be built from new timber and steel, with materials and expertise sourced from local suppliers, across the country,

from Cleveland and Hull to Cambridgeshire and Hove.

The statue will be unveiled as part of the official celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from June 2-5, 2022, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

The statue’s trunk, which continues in a spiral,

extends with wooden branches and trees planted in aluminum pots engraved with the pen of Her Majesty.

Heatherwick Studio also stated on their Instagram:

“It reflects the wave of tree planting inspired by The Queen’s Green Canopy, which has already seen over a million trees planted.”

21m tall tree covered sculpture design by Heatherwick Studio

The studio has hoped this will be an appropriate way to honor and celebrate Her Majesty,

as she has personally planted more than 1,500 trees worldwide throughout her 70-year reign.”

Tomas Heatherwick added: “The structure, which has been created from 350 original British trees and recycled steel,

comes together from workshops and nurseries across the country as part of an amazing community campaign that is transforming our nation’s landscape.

Heatherwick’s installation aims to contribute to a unique tree-planting initiative,

called The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), inviting people across the UK to ‘plant a Jubilee tree’.

 

21m tall tree covered sculpture design by Heatherwick Studio
21m tall tree covered sculpture design by Heatherwick Studio

 

The initiative has seen the planting of more than one million trees from October 2021 to March 2022,

and tree planting will begin again in October 2022, until the end of the Jubilee year.

The Tree Tree statue was also supported by the Bloomberg Charitable Foundation, with Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, stating:

“Bloomberg is pleased to support this inspiring installation to celebrate what is possible when communities come together to build a brighter future.

Trees bring many immediate and long-term benefits,

and our foundation has helped communities around the world grow more of them, including London, our company’s second home.

 

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