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Conference on trees and urban forestry in Belgium

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Our managing director was invited in Mons, Belgium, to make a presentation about tree avenues and their management.

If you read French, just click on the picture to access the proceedings of the conference organised by Service Public de Wallonie and Hainaut Développement and which attracted around 500 participants.

The exhibition panels have been stowed into boxes

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Décrochage de l'exposition à Nancy

Bye bye Nancy ! We took the panels down and put them into boxes, ready for shipment to some other venue. If you are interested, do contact us!

November 9th in Nancy

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Some friends of tree avenues gathered in Nancy to see our exhibition on tree avenues. For those who read french, here is the speach of our chair Eric Mutschler. And some pictures.

 

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Visite commentée de l'exposition à l'occasion de la #JEA2019

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A l'occasion de la Journée européenne des allées (qui tombe le dimanche 20 octobre), nous vous proposons une nouvelle visite commentée de notre exposition ce samedi 19 octobre à 15h à la Pépinière à Nancy (près de l'entrée côté place Stanislas). Elle vous sera proposée par Chantal Pradines, qui a conçu l'exposition.

 

Our exhibition can be seen in Nancy

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The 14 panels of our exhibition “Tree avenues - From war to peace” are displayed along the upper avenue of "La Pépinière", a former nursery for roadside trees, now a public Park close to the famous World Heritage listed "Place Stanislas" in Nancy.

The exhibition will be visible until November 16th. Texts are both in French and in English.

The panels feature the history of tree avenues from the 15th century to modern times, with a special focus on WWI, where  the French tree-lined roads made an impression on foreign soldiers, inspiring , directly or indirectly, the memorial plantings in the British Empire, in the United States and in Italy.

Avenues and trees, symbols of peace

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BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Drogi dla Natury launched a programme called "Make avenues, not borders". In 2014, the first German-Polish avenue was planted, as a symbol of European cohesion and peace.

Trees are powerful symbols. The two Korean leaders who are planting a tree on the boarder these days, as a "symbol of peace and prosperity", did understand this.

In 1922, French Marshall Joffre tourned the world to promote peace. In the United States, he planted one of the 1000 elms of the Des Moines Memorial Drive.

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