I recently read an article about a town in the Philippines where couples were unable to obtain permission to marry until they had planted five trees. The town authorities were concerned about the deforestation in their country, and wanted to do something positive about it. To date, thousands of trees have been planted by couples in this town.
While we have no intention of working towards a law forbidding people to marry unless they plant trees, we thought that the idea of encouraging couples to plant a tree to commemorate their marriage was an excellent one, so we approached Stodels Nurseries with the concept.
We were delighted that they greeted the idea with enthusiasm, and have agreed to offer couples a generous 30% discount on their purchase of an indigenous tree. The discount vouchers will only be available from Celebration House. Our new website, www.weddingtree.co.za contains more information about this exciting project.