Firefighter tackling the blaze after sacred tree is subject to an arson attack

Lui Krieg, a Glastonbury based musician, has joined forces with the campaigners behind We the People – Save Our Ancient Woodland in response to the upsetting event. Known as the Whiteleaved Oak, the tree had stood in the Malvern Hills, Herefordshire, for approximately 500 years before the blaze, which is thought to have been started by an arsonist or camp fire, saw the tree, which was considered to have spiritual significance by Pagans and Druids around the world, reduced to ashes.

Krieg plans to release a single benefitting tree conservation and planting schemes – helping We the People with the proceeds.The song called Wildwood is both in honour of the Whiteleaved Oak and to raise funds for organisations such as We the People – Save Our Ancient Woodland to continue the work they do to save the nation’s ecosystem.

All proceeds go to We the People.

“Along with the government trying to destroy the UK’s ancient woodlands with HS2 and other projects in the name of “progress”, we are now dealing with vandals attacking Ancient Trees, including in recent years the cutting down of the 2000 year old “Holy Thorn” along with the arson attack on the ancient oaks, Gog and Magog, here in Glastonbury, Somerset. This is happening all over the country now. In response to this urgent issue and the destruction of the Whiteleaved Oak, I have produced a moving song dedicated to the Ancient Trees and Woodlands of the British Isles. The track is called “Wildwood” and is now available for download at a cost of £1 only and all proceeds will go towards saving our Ancient Trees”.

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