Stand Up For Trees

At the bottom of our garden is a field we run as a Trust. In the field, we’ve planted numerous trees over the years. In the last ten years, we’ve grown quite a few from seed (about two dozen): alders, oaks, scots pine and birches. Some we’ve had donated from friends (apples trees grown from…

Yew

In search of yew in Borrowdale that shared the sun with Judas, I walk a rutted path, aware of twinges, snares, rocks, carrying your paints and easel along with this bowl of words, no longer fit for consumption, mold festering in knots from sour touching fruit within. And if these words were berries, gardeners would…

Woodland Project

My favourite project at school has been the Woodland Project. We’re very lucky where I work in Cumbria because the school grounds are populated by over one hundred trees consisting of seventeen different species. Within a two mile hike, we can also get to Beckmickle Ing which is a wood overseen by the Woodland Trust….