Glastonbury Festival 2014

The Oak Tree Project

10 Oct 2013: Hi Everyone - - a glorious clear autumn day.  I've just been on site and seen our wonderful Oak Tree.  It has the best crop of Acorns that I have ever seen in my life... which is quite a short life compared to the Oak Tree. So, if any one out there would like a few acorns to have and grow into Oak trees, send your postal address to me at, and then I will send some out to you.  

There is plenty of adivce on the web about various ways of germinating acorns. The most important thing seems to be make sure they do not dry out before planting, and being very patient. You can start with it in a pot. Even if you personally don't have enough room to plant out a growing Oak, there will be plenty of people at the Festival in a couple of years' time who would love to take it home and plant it out for you....

Jos and Suzie, the Oak Tree Project. 


This is the story of the oldest tree on the Glastonbury Festival site, in the back corner of the Green Kids field, within the Greenfields. It is over 500 years old, and we in Green Kids Area have always felt incredibly proud to be its “guardians” during festivals times.

Like all good ideas the Oak Tree Project started as a little acorn – we planted the seed, it is being nurtured and cared for, and evolving into a story. As the thoughts grew we asked Michael if we could put it on the website, and he agreed. Our hope is that, like the tree, and like the Festival, the Oak Tree project grows and grows for many years to come. We would like for everyone who has memories, associations, funny stories, photos, or any other comings and goings with the Oak Tree, to send them into us and we will add them to the collection here, as a permanent reminder of the beauty of time and wood.

We welcome any contributions to any part of this story.
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