You must have been to many marriage ceremonies. But have you ever seen a woman marrying a tree? Well if you haven’t heard of such a marriage, you might get stuck with astonishment after reading this. A woman from Liverpool, UK celebrated one-year anniversary of being married to a tree.
A 38-year-old woman named Kate Cunningham celebrate done-year marriage with her husband tree. She said that marriage is one of the best decisions she had ever made. She claimed that she had never intended to divorce her husband, who inhabits at Rimrose Valley Country Park in Sefton, Merseyside. The woman even has a human boyfriend and two kids. The woman was left with two of her friends and some elderflower champagne so that she could celebrate her anniversary with the tree.
Kate told that she immediately knew that the tree was the one. She had even visited her husband for up to five times a week. She also described how her choice caused a little bit of embarrassment for her 15-year-old son initially. But his son gradually understood the purpose for all this and had started looking at the brighter side. She explained how one day she was looking around, tree hunting and found that one tree. She walked around the whole park for a few hours as it was huge and had a great diversity of flora. She told that she feels trees are just like people and sometimes you just know that.
Kate was highly motivated to get married to a tree by female Mexican activist who had conducted similar rituals as a basis to protest against illegal logging and land clearing. Kate wanted to attract peoples’ attention in order to protect and conserve Rimrose Valley Park from being converted into a bypass by Highways England. This three-mile bypass targeted to control traffic through Rimrose Valley into the Port of Liverpool. But some residents campaigned against the bypass project. They thought that this project would destroy the park, create noise and air pollution. But at a consultation held in 2018, Highways England denied to trace any alternative route. Fortunately, this project had to start in spring 2020, but had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Kate stood stable as an active and responsible citizen. She told that marrying the tree had given her a new purpose. She even said that she never really cared about what anyone else thought of her choice. She stated that this decision had given her even more confidence. She continued by saying that she felt that it all happened at the right time and that tree looked different and attractive amongst all other trees. She also told that she had never doubted her decision of getting married to a tree. Kate had truly done something extraordinary and has created awareness.