A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
The Memorial Grove for
David Balfour Forrest
1956 - 2011

David Balfour Forrest grove

David, by Ruth Bruce (October 2011)

Your love of nature touched us all,
from the screech and cry of the soaring kite,
to the bark of a fox in the dead of night.

An artist's eye saw things we don't see,
the sparkle and ripple of a mountain loch's water,
and the detail in a drawing by your little granddaughter.

Tinkering with cars, you knew all the tricks,
always with a jerry can to help out in a fix.

Your tendency for lateness sometimes caused frustration,
especially if someone was waiting at the station!

All of these things made you unique,
and you won' be forgotten in an our, or a week.

So take comfort my friends, you have nothing to fear,
for David will always be with us here.

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I think this is a great way to remember David, given his love of nature. David's care and dedication to his customers were always second to none and every one of them got so much from David guiding them through his beloved Scottish county side. We lost a fantastic tour guide and also a very good friend. Well done Gabi, a great idea, best wishes, Klaus, Rob Roy Tours

Donated by Klaus Rob Roy Tours

13th November 2012

To a kindred spirit who discovered the route to the meaning of life through the planting of trees

Donated by David Kent

2nd November 2012

"Without trees there would be no life"

Donated by Susan Edwards

22nd October 2012

To My Beloved Husband Going west, campfires on the beach, Prawns sizzling in the pan, Cups of tea had the peaty flavour of lochs and burns. Tent in the dunes, put up in the dark, Sitting round the fire, watching the stars, Walks through the wild, heather and moorland. Watching otter and eagle, barn owl, wildgoat and deer, On a frosty autumn night being outside, enjoying the amazing Northern Lights. Thank you for sharing all this with me. Love Gabi

Donated by Gabi Forrest

22nd October 2012

To my loving dad - you recently told me that your mission in life was to plant more trees, so it is only fitting that you have a memorial grove. I hope that all of your family and friends continue to plant trees in your memory.

Donated by Susan Edwards

30th January 2012

Donated by Gabriele Forrest

1st December 2011

A few more trees Dad. Will take me a long time to get anywhere near the number of trees you have planted in your lifetime......

Donated by Susan Edwards

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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.
David Balfour Forrest's grove
Trees in this grove: 92

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