14 February 2019
The Forestry Commission is inviting people write about trees and what forests mean to them
The Forestry Commission is inviting people to write about trees and what forests mean to them
People are invited to submit letters, poems, stories and memories based on personal experience of trees and woodlands. Tributes to Trees is an ongoing project for The Forestry Commission's centenary year, and is intended to showcase the ways forests improve physical and mental health.
PK Khaira-Creswell, director of the centenary programme, said: 'Trees are both a life-source and source of inspiration for people everywhere. During our centenary year, we want to encourage the nation to pause and reflect on what trees and forests mean to them.'
The thoughts and tributes that people submit will be published in an online gallery and selected writings will be featured at centenary tree-planting events later this year.
Share the love for trees and submit your thoughts here. You'll be in good company – Poet Laureate CArol Ann Duffy has created a new work Forest, to celebrate the centenary.
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