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  • 1. Inspiring trees
  • 2. In what ways do traditional stories inspire people in Britain to value and protect their trees?
  • 3. Robin Hood
    witches
    Queen Elizabeth
    King Charles
    Picture by 1967 Geezer. Details of picture and its Creative Comons licence http://www.flickr.com/photos/11475646@N03/2870805232/
  • 4. Size and age
  • 5. Special trees are everywhere
    Interactive map of special trees of the Chilterns available at http://www.chilternsaonb.org/caring/stwp_sites.asp
  • 6. New stories
    New traditions
    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.
    Picture from
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trafalgar_Square_Christmas_tree8.jpg
  • 7. Apple Day
    Picture by lennox_mcdough. See it with its creative commons licence at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lennox_mcdough/3274793526/
  • 8. Clootie Trees
    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
    Picture by Robert Crum. See the picture with its Creative Commons licence at http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02/2441932784/
  • 9. Tree dressing
    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
    More details at http://www.england-in-particular.info/
  • 10. Getting involved
    Identify trees for the Tree Register
    Take part in Apple Day (21 October)
    Take part in tree-dressing day during the first weekend in December
    Plant your own special tree