Celebrating the spirit of an old poplar tree at the Boerhaaveplein in Amsterdam was the purpose of this festival that we initiated and organized together with the Badhuistheater, supported by the council Stadsdeel Oost and local businesses and organizations. The sick tree was decided to be cut down by the council as part of the redesign and renovation of this square (Boerhaaveplein). We have been involved in this redevelopment project over the past years. The council designing together with the community(residents). As part of creating a better image of the square and neighborhood we decided to initiate this ‘community arts’ festival which should develop into a yearly event.