Arboreal artwork marks the official countdown for the FolkEast festival at Glemham Hall
- Credit: John Heald
A gnarled old oak tree has been transformed with “glorious colour” to mark the countdown to a Suffolk folk festival.
Organisers of FolkEast unveiled the arboreal artwork in the grounds of Glemham Hall after spending the weekend wrapping the tree with 120 metres of bright pink material.
Easily seen from the A12, the dressing has become an annual tradition, signifying six weeks until the festival gets under way.
Organisers Becky and John Marshall-Potter have thanked their tree surgeon son Barney and his colleague James Parker for their work wrapping the 65ft tree, using material from Cloth Works, Halesworth, and bunting from Carolyn’s Haberdashery in Leiston.
Donna Stockley, events manager at Glemham Hall said: “We’re thrilled to see the tree wrapped in all its glorious colour and the bunting looks wonderful blowing in the breeze – it is now such a firmly-rooted tradition, we can’t imagine FolkEast without it.”
For more information about the festival, which runs August 19-21, visit here.