Remember that we welcome recommendations as well as submissions. If you run across a blog post or news article that seems perfect for the festival, do send it in. Remember also to submit complete permalinks so Rebecca can find submissions quickly.
If you haven’t posted anything about trees yet this month, what are you waiting for? Visit the pine tree in your backyard, the buds swelling in the orchard, or the birds returning to nest in the cottonwoods. Of reaching rhododendrons, blog! Of savanna treetops, blog! Make way, the Festival! And if you’re feeling especially enthusiastic, volunteers are needed for May and beyond — contact us to host.
Host: Rebecca in the Woods
Deadline: February 27
Email to: rebecca [dot] deatsman [at] gmail [dot] com — or use the contact form on our Submit page
Theme: Open — all things trees, forests & wood
Important! Put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line of your email
The Festival of the Trees 57 will take us to the blog home of regular contributor Rebecca of Rebecca in the Woods. If the Festival of the Trees is partly an exercise in attentiveness and awareness, then we’re sure to be at home among Rebecca’s thoughtful, observant pages where she reports from the dunes of the Georgia coast.
Rebecca is keeping the theme open this month for all things tree. As an environmental educator, her words and images read like friendly invitations to view the natural world through the unencumbered perspectives of youth. When you’re out among the trees this month, try donning a funky pair of shades, or walking the opposite direction on your daily paths, or sitting for a while in the same place, and see what you notice differently. Who and what else share the trees where you live?
Blog your observations and send us the links! Ready for more tree fun? Contact us to volunteer to host an edition of the Festival of the Trees at your blog.