Celebrating Tree Charter Day 2020

Celebrating Tree Charter Day 2020
Image created by Hilary Cox Condron

Welcome to our gallery of pop-up ‘Forests of Imagination’ created by friends across the city and beyond to celebrate Tree Charter Day 2020. Each has been created by the placing of an ArtScapers’ fantastical tree or creature into a favourite tree or location. You can explore many of the individual stories shared with us below - we will be continuing to add to these over National Tree Week.

Tree Charter day marks the beginning of National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. Cambridge Past Present and Future invited us to hang the whole collection of ArtScaper trees and creatures in the main beech avenue of Wandlelbury County Park on the final day of this week -  Sunday 6th December, 2020 and here they are dramatically framed by the mist:

beech avenue of Wandlelbury County Park

A huge thank you to everyone who took part. We feel lucky to have been in touch with so many vibrant and passionate campaigners and champions of trees in these last few weeks. We’d love to hear more – share your story via the ‘contact us’ button below or on any social media adding #camtrees and #treecharter.

The hangings you see here within these pop-up forests were created in January by ArtScapers from Mayfield Primary School and Girton Primary School with CCI artist Caroline Wendling. They were inspired by the trees of Murray Edwards College and Girton College and this short film by Sally Todd shows them back in these locations. Thank you to Cambridge Youth Opera for commissioning this forest for their production of Hansel and Gretel and to our friends and colleagues in Bath for inspiring us to bring forests of imagination into the city.

Get involved today by
Signing the Tree Charter
Downloading the Cambridge Canopy Project creative activity pack
Sharing your story with others - #camtrees #treecharter #NationalTreeWeek
Following @CamCanopyProj on Twitter to keep updated on all things ‘Urban Forest’