Tree Love Week

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With Persephone Pearl, I’ve set up Tree Love Week, as part of Beuysterous.

It’s on February 11th to 18th around Valentine’s Day. We’re calling you to express your appreciation of a tree (or several).

Saint Valentine was a rebel against conformity – he believed in love, so he performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. We have to be rebellious to protect trees these days, as they’re being threatened by climate change (excessive diseases, drought, fires, storms etc) and unsustainable business (diseases spread by international trade, destruction of woodlands for roads and trains, and illegal logging or landgrabbing for biofuels and other crops).

Show your love of trees, as they provide habitats for so many creatures…and so many other things. Chaucer popularised Valentine’s day with the Parlement of Foules, the love between mating birds. A lot of that love takes place in trees, of course.

What can you do for Tree Love Week? Write an ode onto a label or make sashes with hearts, or a waterproof card, and put them onto your beloved tree. Or you could plant flowers in a tree pit. Or provide a nest for some nesting love birds.

What about making a portrait of yourself or someone else by/with/in/up/around a tree that you love? Whatever the tree inspires you to do.

Please share your Tree Love:

Use the hashtag #treelove if you’re sharing on Twitter (or treelove on Flickr or Pinterest).

Join the event page on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/199492010197466/

Then, next up, Tree Play Month is in March…

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