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.
In 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.