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A party for the Ash tree tadpole in Amuré

Nature Julien - Animateur web By Julien - Animateur web, the 20 November 2014

The Ash tree tadpole is a symbolic tree of the Marais poitevin. So symbolic that it is every year celebrated to Amuré. Numerous animations are planned to celebrate this tree on Saturday, November 22nd from 9:00.

But why to celebrate the Ash tree tadpole ? Because this tree participates in the landscaped characteristics of the Marais poitevin. Indeed, its presence allows, thanks to its roots, the preservation of banks. Its trunk also allows to welcome a varied fauna (insects, birds, voles).
The Ash tree also well produces firewood. Its branches are cut in tadpole, where from its naming.

The work of the wood will be of course the main theme of workshops proposed throughout the party but not only ! You can attend a demonstration of wood carving in the chain saw, in the manufacturing of wooden clogs or still small wooden chairs. But you can also discover the churning of the butter or another animation around the postcards of the Swamp formerly. Throughout the day, you can play wooden games, make ropes, learn to repair or to make handles of tools of garden, tubs, shovels or brooms ; exchange seeds or cuttings, attend a show on the tales and the legends of the Swamp, introduce you to the traditional dances… Not of what to be bored !

The highlight of the Party of the Ash tree tadpole : the plantation of shrubs ! The children will participate from 11:00 in the plantation in the lot of Big Pierre. A plant of fruit tree will be offered to every child. The opportunity to discover the enjoyments of the gardening in family and to follow the evolution of the plant over the years !

To the Saint Catherine, any wood takes root ! To Amuré, we do not ignore this old proverb concerning the gardening. And it is not surprising that for 18 years, the Party of the Ash tree tadpole takes place at the end of November, a few days away from the Saint Catherine… Let's make it clear !

Photos credits : Parc Naturel Régional du Marais poitevin.

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