Man marries his third… tree

A PERUVIAN actor and environmentalist got married to a tree in Bogota on Sunday as a way to raise awareness about environmental issues facing the planet.

People gathered in Bogota’s national park on Sunday to watch Richard Torres tie the knothole with the tree, which he confirmed by planting a kiss on its trunk.

It’s actually the third time he’s married a tree, after saying “I do” to a tree in Buenos Aires last November, and in Peru the previous June.


Torres invited Colombians to care for trees and asked the rebels from Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to change from making war to planting trees. Torres says that he intends to take his message of saving the environment to other Latin American countries.

During the ceremony, young girls placed fruits and vegetables at the base of the tree as offerings.

Torres said he hoped the wedding would bring attention to the man-made environmental problems in the world.

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