70 women have married dozens of trees to try and block plans to see them being removed from a prospective building site.
The event took place in Bristol where organisers are worried about the threat posed by proposals to build 166 apartments.
The ceremony was aimed to highlight plans which could see trees felled and the building of 166 new flats by the city council-owned Goram Homes.
The brides wore wedding dresses from different global cultures, with event creator Siobhan Kierans saying that she hoped the event showed that “trees are our partners for life.”
The group were inspired by women in India who threw their arms around trees to protect forests from being destroyed.
One of the “brides”, Suzan Hackett, told the BBC: “To get married to a tree is an absolute privilege. It’s not just a sentimental gesture, it is highly significant and symbolic.
“Trees are pure examples of unconditional love, which fits in so beautifully with the whole idea of marriage. Marriage is for life, breathing is for life.“Bristol needs mature trees more than it does luxury private housing.” (WalesOnline)