Crocheting a ribbon for the Green Lady, Croatia's Tree of the Year
From 4 to 15 December 2023, every working day from 9 am to 1 pm, citizens will be able to join the Park staff at the branch office of Krka National Park in Skradin and lend a hand in making this special ribbon
In the spirit of togetherness, creativity and love for nature, we have decided to create a special ribbon or sash for our mulberry tree at Skradinski buk, nominated to represent Croatia in the 2024 European Tree of the Year competition. We invite all creative citizens wanting to crochet with us to join us at the branch office of Krka National Park in Skradin. This will be an opportunity to show our togetherness and to make something special for the Green Lady, to show her how proud we are of her.
Crocheting is a somewhat forgotten skill, but still a valuable one, as it teaches us precision and demands our patience. If you did not have the chance to learn how to crochet from your grandmother, you can learn with us this December.
The Croatian Tree of the Year competition is intended to highlight the importance of old trees in our natural and cultural heritage, and show that they deserve our care and protection. This is not only a competition of which tree is the most beautiful, largest or oldest, but it includes the story of the tree and its connection with the local community and its people. Therefore, such a competition inspires the local community and general public to get involved in the protection and conservation of natural values. Thanks to this type of competition, trees are promoted as significant elements in the protection and conservation of natural values and biodiversity, which is exceptionally important for human life and the survival of humankind.
The mulberry tree at Skradinski buk will be Croatia’s representative in the 2024 European Tree of the Year competition, to be held in February and March of next year. This initiative gathers together Europe’s most beautiful and significant trees, which promotes the conservation of nature and biological diversity. We expect that Croatia’s mulberry tree will be an excellent representative of our stunning landscape and natural heritage on the European stage.
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