Welcome to the new year and I thought that celebrating what is a tree is a great way to start the next twelve months. One of my tree group members Susan Wade, posted this wonderful picture poem #whatisatree on our Facebook group newsfeed and I was keen to learn more about who created it ...
Rebecca Neal was a Conservation Youth Worker on the Peterborough Green Pathways project when she came up with the idea. https://www.froglife.org/ This is a wonderful charity working to protect Britains’ amphibians.
“As a Green Pathways activity over the weekend I organised an overnight camp. Trees played a significant role in how well this went: we hugged them in a photo treasure hunt, balanced on them as part of a team challenge, climbed them, were shaded by them, and identified them using their leaves on a nature walk. I love trees, and I wanted to write something that reflected their importance to humans collectively and individually, to remind us of why we should look after them. They obviously also have a value in their own right.”
Rebecca now works for West Cumbria Rivers Trust. https://westcumbriariverstrust.org/
I love this artwork which is as useful as it is beautiful! #Treeswillsavetheplanet