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Passionate about Pine

  • Lower Vert Wood, Park Lane, Lewes, BN8 6 (map)

Come join us for a day in celebration of our native Pine tree, on a course set right in the middle of local Pine woodland in East Sussex, near Laughton Village. Touch, feel, smell, work with and maybe even climb up – this day will change your perceptions of this sometimes misunderstood tree.

Our Pine trees sometimes get a bad press. Grown tightly as a plantation crop, it tends to be dark in the undergrowth with limited wildlife. Yet the Pine is a glorious tree, with a wide range of medical, healing and practical uses. As well as multiple construction materials such as building frames, planks and beams, the resin and bark have multiple healing uses. Despite its tendency to spit when burning, it is also a great kindling material and firewood, burning fiercely in the hearth. As an evergreen the Pine also gives out these gifts all year round. Grown with a bit more space, the tree also supports a wide range of birds, insects and mushrooms such as the Pine Bolette.

 For tickets -

Earlier Event: April 25
Lewes Death cafe
Later Event: April 29
Flint Knapping