Valentine’s Tree Love

Thank you so much to everyone who has sent in beautiful images and inspiring poems for Tree Love Week! As it is Valentine’s Day I thought I would share with you a beautiful story of true love sent in by Susan Hale. Over the coming week I will share some of the other wonderful pieces you sent in.

Ian & Susan wedding dayIn 2010 Susan created an Event called Earth Day – Sing for the Trees. The idea is simple: On April 22 at noon, wherever you are in the world, sing for the trees you love. Along with over 3,000 people in 40 countries, a British man called Ian sang and wrote her a lovely letter, with pictures of the three beautiful ancient trees he sang for: the Much Marcle Yew, the Great Oak of Eardisley and the Whiteleaved Oak.

In 2011 Susan visited England from America, and decided to meet Ian. He took her to spend the day with the Whiteleaved Oak. Susan and Ian are now married and live close to the tree he sang for and that brought them together. Before their wedding they visited the Whiteleaved Oak and as they listened Susan heard the words to their wedding vows. They married under the branches of an oak tree and have been happy ever since.

You can add your own voice to Earth Day – Sing for the Trees this April 22nd at noon.

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About Kay Haw

Assistant Conservation Adviser, Woodland Trust. Nature is my passion, especially woods and trees which are just amazing elements of life. One day (soon) I hope we humans learn to work in harmony with Mother Earth.
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12 Responses to Valentine’s Tree Love

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  4. dianajhale says:

    What a joy for Valentine’s Day – beautiful!

  5. Susan Hale says:

    Thank you so much for sharing our story! We just came back from spending Valentines Day at Whiteleaved Oak. What is also significant about Whiteleaved Oak is that it is at or near the centre of the legendary perpetual choirs written about by John Michell and Christine Rhone in their book Twelve Tribe Nations. Ian and I are very interested in the concept of perpetual choirs and enchanting the land through sound and song.

    • Kay Haw says:

      Beautiful Susan, I hope you had a wonderful day! Song is such a joyous way to bring love and energy into life.

  6. Kaye Brennan says:

    We had a humanist wedding ceremony under a tree – it was a no-brainer that there’d be a tree involved (and this is before I got to be a treehugger for a living ha ha) and its presence and the other trees around gave an extra dimension to our ceremony, each year we go back to visit and have a little hug.

  7. Thats a beautiful thing, Maaan!

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