Plant a tree in '73

That was the slogan. I’m old enough to remember it, trays of tiny trees ready for our small fingers to thrust into holes dug by others.

National Tree Planting Year 1973 (with its slogan of “Plant a Tree in ’73”) led to the founding of the Tree Council to bring together organisations working for trees. It ran the first National Tree Week in 1975. Now up to a million trees are planted each year as a result of this winter festival.

I’ve planted a tree in the sidebar – an attractive button linking to the monthly Festival of the Trees.

If you get wood and like hugging it, or just delight in the arboreal, you too can have such a gizmo on your page. Just copy the code below and paste it into your blog:

Festival of the Trees

This month’s carnival coincides with the UK’s National Tree Week, the start of the tree planting season and a nationwide celebration of trees and woods. So it would be great if there were lots of UK entries!

Submit your tree-related links to this month’s gracious host – Jade of Arboreality – by November 29. Her email is: jadeblackwater [at] brainripples [dot] com, and remember to put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line.

Don’t stint with the linky-love – suggestions needn’t be to your own blog alone, if you find something on the web that you think tree fans should see please put that forward too.

3 Replies to “Plant a tree in '73”

  1. I’ve been remiss in the Festival of the Trees department but my friend Jim across the street has just collected 60 lbs of native California oak acorns again (valley oaks and interior live oaks); is germinating them as we speak and will distribute them to scores of people to look after until they can be planted along the creek. They get put into a double-milk carton of compost where their taproots can grow down straight. He always has an oak-transplanting party which beats an eggnog party hands down this time of year. I should certainly post something about this for the festival. Thanks for the reminder!

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