St George's Festival Fringe: Tree Celebration
As we celebrate our traditional national hero, let's not forget the real heroes of our cities. Trees clean our air, store carbon, provide a habitat for wildlife and make Leicester a healthier, happier place to live. We will gather to celebrate the trees of St George's Churchyard.
The Council are considering cutting down 21 of the mature lime trees so we will demonstrate how much we value the trees and want to keep them. Our aim is to be visible at the St George's Day celebrations but not to disrupt the other events in any way.
We invite attendees to wear something green. We will dedicate each of the threatened trees to the people of a Leicester ward - there are 21 wards in Leicester and 21 trees. There will be a 'thank you' book to sign, so that you can express your appreciation for the trees. We plan to turn the railings of the churchyard into a gallery celebrating the trees. Please bring your pictures, your poems and any other artwork to add. We will also have craft materials available at the event for you to create something for the gallery.
Please share your ideas for our celebration of trees below and help us to slay the dragon of habitat loss!