Keith Ellis memorial grove

A grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands

We honour the life of Keith Ellis (28 January 1937 - 21 June 1998), dear husband, beloved father, mentor and friend. You loved trees and wood and you cared deeply about the wellbeing of our great forests. May your spirit live on in the trees planted on the lands you surveyed.

Old man of wood

Old man of wood,

You know you're good.

Those hands they tell you so.

Your works of art

Come from the heart,

Made from the trees that grow.

The money made by businessmen

For wood supplied and sawed

As nothing to the smell, the touch -

The work is your reward.

Old man of wood

You'll never die;

You'll live within your art

For the crafts your hands create had no end,

Right from the start

Old man, are there many things

That you have left untold?

Or just one secret to be learned

When men of wood grow old!

Douglas Tripp


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12th April 2008

Keith participated in an ecological survey of the West Affric area in 1996 on a Trees for Life volunteer work week, where the forests of the future are now being replanted. He had the time of his life. You made so much possible for others, both during and beyond your time on earth , thank you. Your legacy lives on. Happy Birthday! January 28th 2009. All my love, David

Donated by David Ellis, Mary Ellis, and David

 
Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Keith Ellis grove
Trees in this grove:
271

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