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Sep 13, 2021

Women ‘marry’ local trees

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The ceremony was organised to protect a group of mature trees in Bristol, UK. Canva Photo
The ceremony was organised to protect a group of mature trees in Bristol, UK. Canva Photo

Over 70 women have “married” trees to protest against their deforestation in the UK.

the environmental organisers planned the ceremony in response to a planning application that is set to build 166 apartments where 74 mature trees currently reside in the city of Bristol, writes Shannon McDough in euro news,

Each bride wore wedding dresses from a number of different cultures in a ceremony performed by a celebrant, reports BBC and added, even though the marriage is not legally binding, the women are confident they’re making their voices heard in the fight to preserve local nature.

“To get married to a tree is an absolute privilege. It’s not just a sentimental gesture, it is highly significant and symbolic,” says campaigner and bride Suzan Hackett, who lives local to the area.

“Trees are pure examples of unconditional love, which fits in so beautifully with the whole idea of marriage. Marriage is for life, breathing is for life,” campaigner added.

(With credit)