Wooden trees get a new lease of life on Hunstanton’s Upper Green
- By Elaine Bird
- 15 February 2021
The seven wooden trees which made their debut on the Upper Green for Christmas 2020 have had a makeover for 2021!
In place of the Christmas baubles, brightly coloured flowers, foliage, butterflies and dragonflies all made out of recycled items decorate the branches, with each tree sending out its own message of Friendship, Kindness, Happiness, Joy, Peace, Hope and Love.
The flora and fauna on the trees have been made by members of the HDFA during the January lockdown, with children of Hunstanton Primary School hand-painting 30 wooden hearts which were added to the ‘Love’ tree in time for Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14th February.
Chair of the HDFA Christine Earnshaw said: “We had such a good reaction to our Christmas Tree Forest, we thought it would be nice to continue to feature the trees on the Upper Green in a positive and upbeat way and give our local residents a bit of a lift.
“We’d love as many people as possible to visit on their daily walk and take a few moments to enjoy them while they can as the trees will only be on the Upper Green flower bed until the beginning of March - so please come and see them if you can. If you can’t get out, there are photos of the trees along with information about the HDFA on our website www.festival3.com.”
The HDFA is dedicated to bringing the arts to Hunstanton and is responsible for the Music Festival on the Green, the 3-day event of One Act Plays, monthly craft fairs, the annual Christmas Tree Festival and other one-off events during the year.