Ancient and Sacred Trees™ is run by tree lovers for tree lovers campaigning for cultural change and planting trees in partnership with major charitable tree projects around the world. Our ethos is PositiviTree for Green and Growing CommuniTree™.
Wild Land Acknowledgement
AST respectfully acknowledges the traditional caretakers of the land and waters on which we live, work and play. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging, both human and other-than-human across the world.
The AST Logo was designed by founder Amanda Claire Vesty to:
Incorporate a tree, two faces and a bird in recognition of the symbiotic relationship all life has, including humans.
Represent the relationship we wish wider society to cultivate with the living world.
Represent our Green and Growing CommuniTrees.
In honour of the Tree of Life.
Ancient and Sacred Trees has been approved and officially endorsed as a community group by Facebook as part of their UK 'Growing The Future' campaign.
"Ancient and Sacred Trees ... is a great example of a group that allows people to connect with other like minded people who care about their environment and sustainability.." Sophie Marsden on behalf of Facebook
“It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds! Hear me, that the people may once again find the good road and the shielding tree.”
Wallace Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux 1863-1950
Re-Wilding our Native Soul For PlanetTree Healing
The categories below correspond to the blog and the DirecTree
Our Mission is about our personal connections with trees. The ultimate aim of Ancient and Sacred Trees is to plant and protect trees and create cultural change for a better world:
ActiviTree - Outdoors, Activities, Events,
CreativiTree - Arts,
Ministree - Sacred Connection,
PositiviTree - Mental Health & Well Being, Positive Action & News,
Universitree - Education,
Vitalitree - Forest Bathing, Eco Therapy, Physical Health
XploraTree - World View, native wisdoms
What are you waiting for? Come and join us it's FREE!
We have Atheist, Christian, Druid, Hindu, Muslim members, and lots more. From scientists to tree huggers, what we all have in common is our love of trees and the natural world. Based in Britain we have members all across the world. Join us it's FREE! To join click the log in button top right.
A CommuniTree Many Thousands Strong
Celebrating the living wonder of trees through pictures, and stories.
We share knowledge and inspiration on trees and work being done to protect them.
Sacred has many meanings, find your unique connection.
The online group is a safe place for people to come together to share their love of trees and the natural world. We are an open access community for all regardless of age, income, creed, colour or nationality.
Trees are the bones of cultures around the world. The Tree Of Life Symbol is probably the most universal in the world.
In The United Kingdom
It is estimated that around 70% of all ancient trees in Europe grow in Britain. They provide ecosystems for hundreds of living plants and creatures, habitat for many rare species. Yet the UK is one of the least tree populated countries in Europe and our track record for protecting woods and forests is poor. It is also one of the most deprived nature diverse countries in the world.
Around The World
Meanwhile forests continue to be destroyed at an alarming rate around the world. Meaning that soon many countries will be on par with the UK in terms of lass of diversity and tree cover. Only by promoting a positive message of love and beauty will we inspire people to protect what they love.
AST celebrates, plants and protects trees all around the world in order to raise awareness and hopefully more protection for our planet.
We welcome members from all over the world. It is FREE to join us.
In protecting our trees we are protecting the Land and Waters for generations to come be they plant, animal or human.
Let love find a home that it may blossom into something beautiful.
Founded by Amanda Claire Vesty, in January 2014.
Our Online Groups are moderated by:
David Abrams, Dick Coulthard, Rob Gaynor, Julia Hartley-Neil, Lolly Liv Willows, Abi Hicks McLeer, Lara Elizabeth Sargent. All who help hold this community with loving care and attention. They fit this valuable work around families, jobs and other responsibilities.
Join us by clicking on the Log In button top right it is FREE. This will sign you up to the blog and to the newsletter. OR just subscribe to the newsletter here. You can easily unsubscribe from either as you wish. Joining will keep you up to date with positive news.
If you would like to plant trees while buying your gifts take a look at Jack In The Green ethical gift shop donating to plant trees in our CommuniTree Forest. www.jackinthegreen.org.