Imagine in 50 years time what the landscape of the globe might look like? How many of the trees that surround us now will have become extinct or changed beyond recognition? Record your living memory of trees and help us to build Treebank, a digital forest for the future.

Over the past two years, the artist Katie Paterson with architects Zeller & Moye, has gathered together the planet’s living forests and extinct tree species for a new artwork made from 10,000 individual tree species. The new artwork entitled, Hollow produced in association with architects Zeller and Moye, will be unveiled in Bristol on 9 May.

To accompany the artwork Hollow Situations, in association with BBC Get Creative, are asking you to help us build Treebank in just 50 days between 6 May – 25 June.

How to Take Part:

Help us to build a repository of images, voices and films from across the world, which form a picture of how trees shape our experience of the planet. These might include descriptions of a particular place and time, a rare and ancient tree or a common, but personally significant tree. These memories might take us to points of origin or points of discovery, might reveal world events or daily lives. Record your impression, through storytelling, images or writing, and save to Treebank forever.

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