I am grateful to Alan, whose vision and hard work set up Trees for Life to re-forest Scotland,
restoring habitats for wildlife and plants and locking up carbon dioxide in the process.
I lived in Killiecrankie in the 1940s and was blissfully happy running wild there.
This Grove is a small thank-you for that, and fulfills the wishes of grandchildren to give trees as their birthday presents.
of Capercaillie chicks tumbling over
a drystone wall beside a pine wood,
followed by their mother.
This first donation is in their honour!