Tree Dressing Day
Tree Dressing Day aims to encourage the celebration of trees in city and country, in the street, village green - anywhere in the public domain. It highlights our responsibility for looking after trees and reminds us of their enormous cultural and environmental importance.Tree dressing is based on many old customs from all over the world and at different times of the year.
Tree Dressing Day was initiated by Common Ground in 1990. We decorated a group of London Plane trees on the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and High Holborn in Covent Garden with 150 large number, showing that EVERY TREE COUNTS! Since then, groups and individuals have dressed their trees all over the country. It's always the first full weekend in December.
Help to create your own social celebration of the trees in your place. This cross-cultural community expression for everyday nature could include storytelling, dance, music, hanging ribbons, shapes, shining lights, anything which draws attention to the trees we take for granted, an enjoyable first step towards taking more care of them.
To get involved in this you don't have to download anything or go through many complicated steps just go outside; sing, dance and dress your local trees.