[:en]Activists in Mexico are marrying trees[:es]Activistas en México se están “casando” con árboles[:]

[:en]Oaxaca, Mexico – A group of women in Mexico love trees so much they put a ring on it. Activists in San Jacinto Amilpas in Oaxaca are marrying trees in an effort to bring awareness to illegal logging practices.

During the “Marry a Tree” event, women donned bridal gowns to take vows under the boughs of their sap-filled spouses.

Peruvian actor and environmentalist Richard Torres led the ceremony, which culminated with the newly minted wives locking lips, or bark, with their hardwood husbands.

While the marriage is not legally binding, it shines a spotlight on illegal logging. The practice of unlawfully transporting and selling timber has had devastating environmental impacts in Mexico and has been blamed for an increase in droughts.

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During the event, women donned bridal gowns to take vows under the boughs of their sap-filled spouses. While the marriage is not legally binding, it shines a spotlight on illegal logging. (Getty)
During the event, women donned bridal gowns to take vows under the boughs of their sap-filled spouses. While the marriage is not legally binding, it shines a spotlight on illegal logging. (Getty)
[:es]Un total de 20 novias y 10 novios se dieron cita en el municipio de San Jacinto Amilpas, en Oaxaca, México, para contraer nupcias con árboles, como parte de un acto simbólico para pedir el respeto a la madre Tierra y la protección a la naturaleza.

Técnicamente se casaron un árbol. La ceremonia fue dirigida por una conocida artista y ecologista.

Una de las activistas que se unió en matrimonio a un ejemplar del mundo vegetal, dijo en una entrevista que con esta iniciativa “se está creando un precedente para que el ser humano se comprometa y no destruya la naturaleza”.

Dijo que “el llamado es a conservar el medio ambiente, no contaminar los mares, dejar de talar árboles, cuidar los animales y a vivir en paz y tolerancia”.[:]

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