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Oaks & Amity Planting

27-28 March 2015, Hummel Stone/Bin Forest

Planting of a Peace Wood

Tree planters wanted!

Artist Caroline Wendling is conducting a tree planting project that will establish a lasting oak wood commemorating peace and amity among European nations; 49 oaks, raised from acorns from Joseph Beuys' mother oaks in Kassel will be planted alongside birch and other native white plants.

Friday 27 March:  Meet at the Brander Garden at 9 am, ready for starting the parade to the woods at 9.15am.

Saturday 28 March: We start at the Portsoy/Cleanbrae road site (across from the Jubilee path cairn and bench) at 9.30 am (see attached map).

If you are taking your car please park at the Bin Forest car park, which can be accessed from the A96, and meet us at the site (see map). 

On both days a minibus is running a few times during the day, bringing planters back into the town. If you are planning to come in the afternoon please use the map attached to find the site.

We have marked the places of where the plants will go. Volunteers on the day will be asked to plant trees or bulbs and flowers. For those of you who find planting difficult, there are other jobs including handing out food at the planters' soup kitchen and helping with registration, etc.

What to bring:

  • Lunch and other snacks will be served at the site. However, it would be good if you could bring your own water and/or flask.
  • Please make sure you wear hardy clothes and shoes; bring gloves if you can. Wellies/boots are recommended.
  • If you have a spare spade and a mallet, it would be great if you could bring it. We will label it carefully with your name.

Do let us know if you need further details or assistance. 

Bin forest, off the B9022  O.S. grid reference is NJ 512421

Please get in touch by emailing if you are interested in planting on the 27th/28th.

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