Celebrating trees and good gut health. National Tree Week marks the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). This year, it is taking place 28 November – 6 December.
A different celebration
The first National Tree Week took place in 1975, organised by the Tree Council to support national replanting of trees after the outbreak of Dutch Elm disease. Each year, over 250,000 people put on their wellies and gloves and come together to plant trees.
Although 2020 will be different and due to lockdown measures people will not be gathering to plant trees, the Tree Council is still celebrating with a free online programme of arts and culture events.
Sign up to a free online event today
Events include a very special conversation between bestselling writer duo Tracy Chevalier (Girl With a Pearl Earring) and Jonathan Drori (Around the World in 80 Trees). Other enticements include live, tree-inspired, musical offerings, a panel discussion on art and trees featuring leading practitioners and much, much more.
Taking time out to relax and take care of your gut health
As one of our Love Your gut experts – Dr Maxton Pitcher – comments: “A lot of people believe that it is only food and drink that has an effect on the digestive system. And while of course this plays a key part in successful functioning, there are other, external influences that can play their part too.
Stress can play a major role in influencing the working of the gut, and while a lack of sleep may just make you tired the next day, it can also have a negative effect on your bowel function… making time to relax can help you minimise the effects of stress”.
Why not reduce your stress, celebrate trees and good gut health by signing up to one of the Tree Council events this National Tree Week!
For further information:
Tree Council: https://treecouncil.org.uk/
Love Your Gut – https://loveyourgut.com/getting-gut-healthy/lifestyle-tips/