On 27 and 28 March 2015 with help of nearly 150 planters, including children from Huntly Schools and students from Argentina, the oaks were planted together with over 750 other trees and more than 1000 flower bulbs. All were meticulously chosen by Caroline to be native flora to Scotland and toned in white as representation of peace, whether according to their overall colouring or colour of their blossom. The selection included plants such as silver birch, rowan, ramsons, snowdrops, foxgloves, wood anemone and others. The White Wood will grow to its full size within the next 300 years providing a memorial site for rest and reflection but also a vibrant place for a variety of talks and events. With proper care the White Wood will become a lasting symbol of peace, ecology, friendship and longevity.
Text by Alice Maselnikova
Further information about the project is available on the Deveron Arts website here.
Information about Caroline Wendling is available on the Wysing Studio Artist page here.