Which festival is planting its own wood?

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Which festival is planting its own wood?


To celebrate 30 years of the Hay Festival, a new project was announced during this year's event. #HAYTREES will see the festival partner with The National Trust and the Woodland Trust to create a special Hay Festival Wood.

Alice Pritchard

Wed 31 May 2017

The triptych of organisations will be providing local schools and the Brecon Beacons National Park with trees to plant this autumn ahead of the Hay Festival Winter Weekend (24-26 November) which will indulge lovers of all things paper with workshops on letter-press printing and book-binding.

Hay Festival is working with The Woodland Trust and National Trust

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“Our motto is saving special places for ever, for everyone to enjoy. Woodlands are special places that allow imagination and fantasy to wander and unleash our creative potential. We’re sure that #HAYTREES will unlock even more potential for nature, education and creativity," said Justin Albert, National Trust Director for Wales and Vice-President of Hay Festival.

Planting of the first Hay Festival Wood will begin below Pen y Fan, near Brecon, in the autumn. The site is owned and cared for by the National Trust and free to public access.