Bill Pallister's memorial grove
24 august 1956 23 october 2007

Bill Pallister grove

Daffodils at Farndale, North York Moors.

I dedicate this grove to you my precious friend, Bilbo, knowing how much you loved nature, the open countryside, peace and tranquillity. May your trees flourish and grow strong within the forest, providing shelter for birds and small woodland animals and dappled shade on warm sunny days for dedicated walkers like you.

A very private, gentle and caring man, I feel honoured to have known you, and privileged that you trusted me enough to share your most intimate thoughts and experiences. My respect for you was immense. You enriched my life, with the joy and laughter you brought. I loved every moment spent with you and remember times when we laughed so much we cried. Your sharp wit, dry sense of humour and your sarcasms were second to none.

I miss you Bilbo. I hope you find solace in everlasting peace. May your spirit roam free through the heathers, hills and moors you loved so much.

Your loyal friend,


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23rd October 2007

In memory of a dear friend and colleague. We miss you. Denise, Janice and Christine. Number one, the Larch. Bill, your company enriched and profoundly influenced my life. My heart is aching deeply but now finds solace from the sense of your spirit in nature; whispering leaves, merry birdsong, a sudden shaft of sunlight across the moors. Your enthusiasm taught me how to really appreciate these things and I thank you for ever for this gift. A part of me is always he. Sylvia. I miss our walks, even in the rain, perhaps one day we'll walk together again. Love Lassie

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.
Bill Pallister's grove
Trees in this grove: 21

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