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TREE OF TREES: Northwood Hills residents’ association is given special jubilee tree

 Published on: 20th October 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Northwood Hills Residents’ Association (NHRA) has become one of more than 300 organisations selected to receive some of the 350 trees that made up a major artwork for the Platinum Jubilee.

The plants in question were originally part of “the Tree of Trees”, a giant sculpture made up of 350 trees designed by Thomas Heatherwick and organised by the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative.

It stood outside Buckingham Palace during the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.

After the jubilee, the sculpture was dismantled, and the trees were cared for by a nursery. Now, they are being gifted to various organisations across the UK who embody a spirit of “selflessness and support, with a purpose dedicated to the betterment of their communities, the environment, and the nation”. 

Explaining their reasoning for choosing the NHRA, a spokesperson for the QGC said: “The NHRA is an example of what can be achieved by local people determined to create a strong and vibrant community.

“The area has been transformed visually and socially into a thriving community for all its members, which is due to the exceptional drive, vision and commitment of the association.”

The gifting of the trees was marked by a special ceremony at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on October 3. The day was made even more poignant in its bid to carry on the Queen’s legacy, due to the recent death of the monarch.

Chairman of the QGC, Sir Nicholas Bacon, said: “We are proud to unveil this nationwide network of organisations chosen to become custodians of these special trees in Her Majesty’s name”.

Picture credit Queen’s Green Canopy

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