We just had to share this blog with you. Showing your appreciation for trees is a fantastic way to celebrate this season of love. The original blog above gives you ideas of what you can do – trees love hugs too. If you feel like getting involved, why not email us a photo of your tree love, or a copy of your poem, etc., to british-trees@woodlandtrust.org.uk. We will post some of the best on the Woodland Matters blog.

Beuys terous

Couple Carving a Heart into a Tree

February 11th to 18th is Tree Love Week. All around Valentine’s Day, why not express your appreciation of a tree (or several).

Saint Valentine was a rebel against conformity – he believed in love, so he performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Be a rebel by being Beuysterous. Show your love of trees, as they provide habitats for so many creatures…and so many other things. Chaucer popularised Valentine’s day with the Parlement of Foules, the love between mating birds. A lot of that love takes place in trees, of course.

What can you do for Tree Love Week? Write an ode onto a label or make sashes with hearts, or a waterproof card, and put them onto your beloved tree. Or you could plant flowers in a tree pit. Or provide a nest for some nesting love birds.

What about making a portrait of yourself or someone…

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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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  4. Wendy says:

    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.
    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
    A tree that looks at God all day
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
    A tree that may in Summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;
    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.
    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.
    ~ Joyce Kilmer, “Trees,” 1914 ~

  5. Aileen Cheetham says:

    Trees the cradle of the birds, the friuts of nature, the lullaby for babies, the giants of the World, the breath of life, solace for the injured soul,a gift to the senses.We Love you

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