Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Mexico have given up on men and decided to marry trees instead. Apparently, their new grooms are not very talkative, but they are tall, do great things for the planet and are renowned for their wood.
Photos from the mass ceremony in Mexico show brides dressed in white hugging and kissing their beloved trunks as they pledge their devotion forever.
There was even a bouquet to throw – though presumably one of the humans caught it, rather than a guest from the trees’ side of the family. But the weddings are not legally binding because trees cannot consent to marital union – but they do need our protection.
‘Marry a tree’ began as a ritual of giving thanks to Mother Earth carried out by the organization ‘Bedani’, and later gave way to a symbolic wedding based on Inca customs where women and men ‘marry’ trees in a rite led by Peruvian actor and environmentalist Richard Torres.