09 Dec 2022
14:00 — 18:30
Newlyn Art Gallery
PICK UP A FREE TREE TO PLANT THIS CHRISTMAS AS A GIFT TO OUR PLANET.
Hazel was a common species in the submerged forest hidden in Mount’s Bay and is an ideal tree to plant in a garden.
Call in to collect your free tree and growing advice.
Trees will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, one per person.
Hazel is one of the most useful trees for its bendy stems and as a conservation saviour. Its nuts are loved by people, squirrels and hazel dormice.
Common name: hazel
Scientific name: Corylus avellana
Identified in winter by: its nuts, which are each held in a short, leafy husk which encloses about three quarters of the nut. Small, green catkins can be present in autumn.
Gwelen is an artwork by Emma Smith and residents of West Penwith for the Penzance to Marazion coastal path to conjure Cornwall’s largest submerged forest hidden in Mount’s Bay.
Gwelen was commissioned by Cornwall Council via the EXPERIENCE project, which encourages sustainable cultural tourism during the winter months. The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme.
Forest for Cornwall aims to support and empower the people of Cornwall to tackle the climate and ecological emergency by helping residents, businesses and communities to plant the right trees in the right place for the right purpose.