Tree Love weekend

We are continuing to support Tree Love Week. On Valentine’s Day we shared a beautiful story of true love transformed by an ancient oak. Today we share a lovely poem penned by Lesley King in honour of the trees planted in her garden, and a delightful Woodland Fairy picture created from recycled fabric by artist Susannah Sindall, click here for more.

Trees – Lesley King

Woodland Fairy Susannah Sindall

Woodland Fairy
Susannah Sindall

Silver birch, Lady of the forest for my boy
She droops and dances in the breeze
First green of the Spring
Brigid be there for him
Heal him.

Mother planted the Rowan for me
I planted one for my twins
And another for my daughter
I sit beneath and hear their laughter
Blood red berries nourish the birds
They sing their thanks.

And the Elder was for me
Warm and maternal though sometimes stern
Wise fissures hold my secrets in the bark
Wine for Midwinter
looking forward to the Sun.

You can still get involved with Tree Love Week until the 18th February. But remember – trees are worth loving all year round.


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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6 Responses to Tree Love weekend

  1. Love of trees is for life, not just a weekend – but you have to start somewhere. Here’s a poem of my own:

  2. Enid says:

    Nature is all that we have got , Humans should learn to respect nature and not destroy it just to suit human.greed. Without the bounties of nature everything would be dull , bland and boring

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