In our community, the 'Oak of the Neighbourhood' is a unique cultural heritage that marks the crossroad of the neighbourhood. At one time each funeral procession would pass-by that tree and stop before proceeding to burial.
During quarantine no public gatherings are allowed. Luckily people are still able to take walks in the nature and among the oaks. Unfortunately, during quarantine and nesting, and to the anger of local residents, trees are felled by Municipality as well as private owners who were sold parcels of public land along this nature reserve.
Residents really fear the cutting of the 'Oak of the Neighbourhood' and so the initiative is to 'donate' a bird nest-box. The initiative is taken by local residents and jointly organised by two local community associations.
It's actually the first ever joint initiative of these associations!
Next Saturday, neighbours out walking can pass-by and leave their nest-box and a wooden sign will be carved by the tree to signify the ‘Oak of the Neighbourhood’ - Užšilių ąžuolui.
This contribution is part of the "REDESSONAMORES" action of the University Extension Program - PEU and the Patrimoni project of the Jaume I University (Castellón -Spain). The objective is to better understand your cultural and heritage projects and initiatives and to point out ideas and practices to maintain its survival at this time of the coronavirus.
If you want to participate, we invite you to send us a short description of your project and an idea that you are planning to start in an extraordinary way to maintain the relationship and contact of people with their cultural heritage in these weeks of quarantine.
What ideas do you have to maintain the projects and personal relationships created around heritage and culture in these weeks of confinement?
Link with all the info: #REDESSONAMORES Ideas to socialize our groups and cultural projects in the times of the coronavirus