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The Wishing Tree



The Wishing Tree is one of the most unique, magical and inspirational features of the UK's festival scene. Since 2004 112,186 wishes have been placed on its branches (yes we've counted them all)! The Wishing Tree is an art installation which appeals to everyone. It is portable which enables it to be taken from event to event. It is built out of recycled wood and painted in various UV colours. Fluorescent and mirror wishcard is used for people to add their wishes which makes up the tree's foliage. The more wishes added, the more the tree grows. At night-time we use energy-saving lighting to light up the colour in the tree. As we believe in renewable energy, we use solar and wind energy to power the lighting. This makes for a distinctive and captivating, as well as environmentally sustainable, art installation. The Wishing Tree is guaranteed to be a strong attraction at any event. At Glastonbury 2008 we were located on the main drag in the Green Fields, and we attracted tens of thousands of people. The Wishing Tree is about creativity, interactivity, diversity, fun and awareness. It reflects the hopes and thoughts of the people, and continues to inspire and delight five years since its inception. __________________________________________-- We are putting together a book of wishes. We have read every single wish and a selection of them will be put in the book. There are wishes that are sad or thought-provoking, while others are hilarious or downright bizarre while others are a tad controversial. The element of secrecy has been carefully maintained. This book promises to be a comprehensive survey of peoples thoughts and hopes. Within the book will also be our insightful story of the Wishing Tree. We plan to release it as an ebook. It should save many trees! Check our website for the latest info.