Virtual Tree Dressing 2020

Dear Spinney Friends and Visitors 


Join in our Spinney ‘Virtual Tree Dressing Day’ which everyone can enjoy in a safe, socially distanced way in the comfort of their own home or garden. 

We are really sorry to have had to cancel our annual Tree Dressing at The Spinney. But, given the current Covid-19 regulations and perhaps even wider lockdowns, we simply could not put on an event that would attract between 400–500 people. So we’re going virtual instead!

It works like this: 

1. You are invited to decorate a tree in your own garden. If you don’t have one, then decorate a houseplant, a twig or even a branch in your house or garden. 

2. You can do this any time from now until 5.00pm November 28th by sending a photo  of your tree dressing to together with your contact details – name, telephone number or e-mail. 

3. The Spinney Trustees will judge your decorations and there will be a first prize  (£50), a second prize (£30), and a third (£20). 

4. There will also be other gifts of free trees which you can plant in your garden or at  other suitable sites. We will provide further details as to when you can collect these. 

5. To help with your tree decorating, the Spinney has prepared some ideas that you can  use to make your own decorations as below. Click on one of the images to view them full screen and page through all the ideas.

6. This is a free event to enter, but if you are able to make a donation to help with our  running costs, please click here to access options. 

7. The Spinney will also be linking into the national Tree Charter Festival Day – further  details of how to get involved will be sent out later. 

Please show your support for The Spinney ‘Virtual Tree Dressing Day’. Many thanks and have fun dressing your tree! 

The Trustees of The Bythams Woodland Trust

Click one of the images to view them full screen and page through all the ideas with pause controls top right of image.