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Inspiring trees public

  1. 1. Inspiring trees<br />
  2. 2. In what ways do traditional stories inspire people in Britain to value and protect their trees?<br />
  3. 3. Robin Hood<br />witches<br />Queen Elizabeth<br />King Charles<br />Picture by 1967 Geezer. Details of picture and its Creative Comons licence http://www.flickr.com/photos/11475646@N03/2870805232/<br />
  4. 4. Size and age<br />
  5. 5. Special trees are everywhere<br />Interactive map of special trees of the Chilterns available at http://www.chilternsaonb.org/caring/stwp_sites.asp<br />
  6. 6. New stories<br />New traditions<br />Each year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway in gratitude for Britain's support for Norway during World War II. <br />Picture from<br />http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trafalgar_Square_Christmas_tree8.jpg<br />
  7. 7. Apple Day<br />Picture by lennox_mcdough. See it with its creative commons licence at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennox_mcdough/3274793526/<br />
  8. 8. Clootie Trees<br />There is a tradition of fastening rags to trees (usually hawthorn) near holy wells. After taking the water people tie a piece of their clothing to the tree. The tree is a symbol of long life and health<br />Picture by Robert Crum. See the picture with its Creative Commons licence at http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02/2441932784/<br />
  9. 9. Tree dressing<br />Share your legends and traditions to invent a festival…this cross-cultural community expression…draws attention to the trees we take for granted, an enjoyable first step towards taking more care of them<br />More details at http://www.england-in-particular.info/<br />
  10. 10. Getting involved<br />Identify trees for the Tree Register<br />Take part in Apple Day (21 October)<br />Take part in tree-dressing day during the first weekend in December<br />Plant your own special tree<br />

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