Jubilee Celebrations and Reflections

Platinum Jubilee celebrations held a special resonance for so many people and organisations. From the Tree of Trees to the national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, the RFS was delighted to play our small part in thanking our patron Her Majesty The Queen for 70 years of service.

By Wendy Necar · June 6, 2022

Picture credit: The Queen’s Green Canopy

Some of The Queen’s Green Canopy Junior Foresters from Coppice Primary School and William Torbitt Primary School in Essex had visited Buckingham Palace to help prepare the last branches of the 21m “Tree of Trees” sculpture.

The Tree stands tall as a message of hope, regeneration and optimism to the nation and the world. It was lit by LED lights as the Principal Beacon during a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on the evening of Thursday 2nd June.

Watch BBC Blue Peter presenter Mwaksy Mudenda and the Junior Foresters help finish the Tree of Trees. Hear them and talk about why they are helping to make the world a better place here.

The Tree of Trees was designed by Thomas Heatherwick. It reflects the joyful Jubilee tree planting which has seen over a million trees to be planted during its first season, from October 2021 to March 2022.

At the national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3 June, our President Sir James Scott helped lead prayers focussed on the environment and its importance for future generations. If you missed the service it is available here.

The RFS is proud to be working in partnership with The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) to deliver this special edition of the Junior Forester Award. 

There is still time for schools, organisations and others to take part in The Queen’s Green Canopy Award Junior Forester Award. It remains open for the planting season from October 2022- March 2023. More here.

Her Majesty The Queen has been a much loved and active Patron of the RFS for 70 years. More  here.

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