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Dreaming Trees at Howard Davis Park

About Dreaming Trees

Trees at Howard Davis Park will be illuminated from Sunday 12 February to Sunday 19 February 2023 from around 6pm to 9pm.

The aim of this project is to get people outside and into the park this winter. It also provides an opportunity to learn more about Jersey’s fantastic trees and the exciting scientific research that shows how trees communicate and share resources across a ‘wood wide web’.

This project has been inspired by the work of Dr Suzanne Simard, leader of the Mother Tree Project and author of Finding the Mother Tree. The event is organised by the Department for Infrastructure, Housing and Environment, in association with the Creative Island Partnership and sponsored by Rathbones Investment Management International.

Watch an introduction to the Dreaming Trees illuminations on Youtube.

Get involved and share your artwork

If you’re aged between 3 to 18 you’re invited to create an artwork on the theme of ‘What do trees dream of?’. Selected artwork with be projected live as part of the illuminations in Howard Davis Park.

How to send your artwork

Send your artwork to by Monday 6 February 2023 with the title Dreaming Trees.

Do not include your name, school, age or any personal information in your email. An adult will need to send your artwork if you’re aged 12 and under.

Your artwork should be a 2D format in an A2 landscape. It can be scanned at 300 DPI or send as the largest image size if it’s a photo.

Resources for educational practitioners

The resources below explain how Dreaming Trees can support learning across our local curriculum. They are for all key stages including Early Years and support English, Art and Design, Music and Science.

Dreaming Trees school curriculum map
Dreaming Trees school resources for Early Years Foundation Stage
Dreaming Trees school resources for Art and Design Key Stage 1, 2 and 3
Dreaming Trees school resources for Music Key Stage 1, 2 and 3
Dreaming Trees school resources for English Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4
Dreaming Trees school resources for Science Key Stage 1
Dreaming Trees school resources for Science Key Stage 2
Dreaming Trees school resources for Science Key Stage 3
Dreaming Trees school resources for Science Key Stage 4
Dreaming Trees school resources additional references

Dreaming Trees soundscape

A bespoke soundscape has been developed for Dreaming Trees by Jersey-born sound artist and film score composer Dr Tony Langlois.

A series of pieces have been designed to be played in different areas of the park on repeat during the events. This will generate a unique layering of sounds and a soundscape to explore the park after dark.

Listen to Dreaming Trees Soundscape on YouTube.

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