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Storytelling @ Saving Devon’s Treescapes

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As part of the Saving Devon’s Treescapes project, Lisa Schneidau takes us to another world through a storytelling walk.

In a world of magic and miracles, Yggdrasil the ash tree holds all of creation in its roots and branches. Odin the Allfather hangs upside down from the great tree, waiting for wisdom to come. But what happens when the ash tree falls sick?

Ash is one of our most common trees, bringing many gifts: timber, fuel, tools, inspiration and protection. Now ash dieback is on the march through our countryside, and in ten years’ time most of our ash trees will be lost.

Lisa Schneidau tells ancient stories from the Norse, Irish and British traditions in this storytelling walk, peppered with natural history and sharp observation. Find out how ash trees have always been at the centre of change – and why the old stories tell us of hope and renewal.

The story is designed for adults and older children. Please be aware that the site has narrow paths which are very uneven in places with steps, slopes and bridges. Assistance dogs only please. We will meet at the car park just down the road from the Esso Tower Services and walk to the nature reserve as a group (full directions sent on booking).

This session is part of the summer events series by Saving Devon’s Treescapes, a project led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Read more about the project and find other ways to get involved here.

If you have any questions about this event then please contact Jasmine: jatkinson@devonwildlifetrust.org

Photo credit: Tony Whitehead

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Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve
Seaton, EX12 2TF
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