A recent virtual event, led by The Exchange with the International Tree Foundation, invited people to share their stories and experiences inspired by trees and to make paper trees at home through an online tutorial.
The tree making and online event has since been repeated in two universities Mexico, where 70 students took part, sharing their love of trees during lockdown.
Víctor Daniel Sabino Camacho from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores Rosario Castellanos, said, “A tree, for the simple fact of existing, is essence. It is life, strength, endurance.”
For Juárez Castro María Fernanda, trees “remind us that we are alive and that we must live fully.”
Ricardo Romero, who forged the link with the Instituto Rosario Castellanos and Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, said: “You should feel proud that your ideas are already having a positive influence in another country suffering from lock-down measures.”
Watch this video to find out about Daniela Malja Perales' experience of the tree-making.