In honour and loving memory of Her Majesty, today marks the start of The Queen’s Green Canopy official tree planting season in the United Kingdom with a poignant tree gifting ceremony at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.
The Tree of Trees was illuminated during a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on the evening of Thursday 2nd June in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.
I was commissioned to photograph and capture the sculpture on the run up to the Jubilee celebration weekend.
Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the sculpture is one part of a national community campaign to plant more trees and inspire the next generation of tree planters, led by the Queen’s Green Canopy.
A nationwide network of over 300 inspiring charities and organisations have been unveiled as part of the living legacy in honour of The Queen.
The chosen recipients embody a spirit of selflessness and support, with a purpose dedicated to the betterment of their communities, the environment, and the nation. This means trees from the Jubilee will flourish in places like Luton’s Peace Garden Initiative, which offers a place for families to plant trees in memory of COVID victims; the Caribbean Sports and Wellbeing Club in Sheffield, which provides support and opportunities for young people who have encountered racism and discrimination; and the Swansea Environment Centre, which encourages activities to tackle the challenges of plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change.