Glastonbury Festival sets up project about 500 year old Glastonbury Oak Tree to educate festival goers
By abbie_glasto | Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 17:39
Organisers of Glastonbury Festival have set up 'The Oak Tree Project' to educate festival goers about the history of Glastonbury town and its natural environment.
The 500 year old Oak tree at the Glastonbury festival site
The project focusses on the oldest tree at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury's festival site, a large Oak that has been sitting there for over 500 years.
The organisers have asked that anyone who has memories, funny stories, photos or any other associations with the Oak tree come forward and share with them. The project mainly focuses on educating through reminiscing about the tree to create an everlasting reminder about preserving nature, wildlife and the countryside.
So far memories have come flooding into the project from people who visit the site year on year, people who have performed in Druid ceremonies next to the tree and even people who got married under it.
Chris Holmes told The Oak Tree Project: "One of the strongest memories I have is lying under this tree with my son, then aged 3, looking up at the sunlight coming through the leaves. Timeless. Wonderful memory."
Michael Eavis who runs the project and said: "This Oak tree has played a major part of our lives and growing up, which takes in the last seventy years (and even more). To the best Oak tree in Somerset - Thanks!"
Many others have sent in nostalgic comments about the tree and pictures of themselves under it. To see more visit the Glastonbury Festival website.
If you have a memory of the tree that you would like to share, please contact: email@example.com and feel free to comment and share them here as well!