Californians for Caledonia's celebration grove

A grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands

We, California's Children of the Scottish Diaspora, dedicate these trees to the people of Scotland.

11% of the 4.9 million Americans reporting Scottish ancestry in the 2000 United States Census reside in California.

These Scots-Americans' Scottish heritage and culture are reflected in the many Scottish organizations that exist throughout the state as well as in California place names such as Inverness, Albany, Glendale, Irvine, Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, Bonnie Doon, Highland Park, Glenwood, and Glencoe.

Famous California-Scots include John Muir, environmentalist; David Douglas, botanist and discoverer of the Douglas fir in the Pacific Northwest; David Jacks, the popularizer of Monterey Jack, one of America's favorite cheeses; Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped and Alexander Forbes, merchant, explorer and author of California: A History of Upper and Lower California.

And as of 1998 California even has its own Official California State Tartan #TS2454!

Our hope is that these wee trees will help to bring back the forests of our ancestors, so that all of our children's children may experience the magnificence that was once Caledonia.

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9th May 2009

May the forests of Caledonia rise again! From one California Scotswoman to another, may you dance among the trees! Thanks Peggy for all your hard work and dedication. Bruce

Donated by Peg Edwards, Susan Drummond, and Bruce

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.
Californians for Caledonia's grove
Trees in this grove: 24

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