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Finding the tree

Way back in February 2006, I helped F with the ceremonial planting of his municipal tree.

Fergal plants his tree

The commune dedicates trees to all the children turning seven in each calendar year. Most people pick up their trees for their own garden; we don't really have room, so opted to have it planted in the municipal garden. We were the only people to turn up to do the planting in person, along with two municipal gardeners and the journalist who took this picture.

I went back today to try and find it, and I think we succeeded:



F is now more than twice as old as he was in February 2006, and he has clearly grown more than the tree has!

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slemslempike
Jun. 23rd, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
That's such a lovely idea to mark a 7th birthday. Is it common in Belgian communes, do you know?
nwhyte
Jun. 23rd, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
The locals of course claim that it's a sign of their commitment to sustainable development etc; I have no idea how widespread the idea is, but it could easily be copied elsewhere!
moseleyjules
Jun. 23rd, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
I love that he re-created the facial expression! :)
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