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QUERY: Towel Day trees

Posted on by royvickery |

According to this plaque at Rydal, Cumbria, douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are ‘often planted on “Towel” day, May 25th, in memory of Douglas Adams [1952-2001], author of Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy,’ a cult radio programme in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Towel Day, on which fans are said to carry towels in memory of Adams, was initiated in 2001; does anyone have any knowledge of douglas firs being planted on this day?

Photograph taken July 2015.

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