‘Trees in Town’ is an Art Branches community interest company project which forms part of the Woodland Trust’s national Tree Charter, collecting tree stories and illustrations from across the community.
Art Branches will be raising awareness of trees across Bury St Edmunds town centre. Trees in Town will result in an online exhibition of all entrants’ impressions of trees, anda booklet with winning entries depicting various trees in the town will be available at the end of the project.
2. Evergreen oak
3. Olive, (inplanter) arc
4. Plane, by Thorntons
5. Silver birch, Feoffment playground
6. False acacia, by barley store, Greene King
7. Maidenhair tree (ginkgo)
8. Horse chestnut,outside PremierInn
9. Corsican pine, in churchyard
10. Lime avenue, St Mary’s churchyard
11.Mountain ash, corner of rose garden
How to take part:
Step one: Visit trees within this area on map and choose one that you find interesting. Nb. If you find another tree which you find interesting which is not on the map that can also be chosen if you write the location on the back.
Step two: Illustrate the tree, or part of the tree using whatever method you like including drawing, painting, poetry, printing on an A4 sheet. Illustrations may be annotated and in full colour or black and white.
Step three: Write name and email address on back of your drawing to give us permission to reproduce work. If you are under 18 please obtain guardian’s permission. Nb. Details will be used by Art Branches for communication purposes only.
Step 4: Hand your A4 illustrated sheet into the Apex ticket desk by 6th June, 2017 Winners will be judged by a selection of judges including local tree officer and artists from Unbuilt Studio. Judges will be looking for illustrations that show the character of the tree.
Winners will be invited to an award ceremony in July to receive a prize and all entrants will receive a copy of the booklet.