A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
Sammy's Grove
Samuel Medley
14th April 1996 - 25th October 2016

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This grove is being planted in memory of Samuel Medley.
A boy who loved trees.


Add trees to this grove

Birthday trees

Donated by Mater

19th July 2017

Donated by Holly Gaudian

25th June 2017

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th June 2017

26th May 2017

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th May 2017

Donated by Holly Gaudian

25th May 2017

With love from Liz and Mark

Donated by Liz and Mark Brewer

4th May 2017

Grandma Joan donationThank you to Trees for Life for making it possible for us to plant Sammy's grove, the first 1000 trees are in! We very much appreciate this precious opportunity. Now aiming for the next 1000 trees?

Donated by Grandma Joan

3rd May 2017

Donated by Holly Gaudian

25th April 2017

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th April 2017

21 trees for Sam. The best way to remember him.

Donated by Graham & Dianne

17th April 2017

In our hearts and thoughts at this time.

Donated by CORINNE, ROGER &JACOB

13th April 2017

Wishing you love and thinking of you for your 21st Birthday on Friday xxx

Donated by The Birds

12th April 2017

Donated by Antonio Hervás

6th April 2017

Mater, Pater, Holly and Fizz donationCelebrating spring and Sammy's birthday month.

Donated by Mater, Pater, Holly and Fizz

3rd April 2017

To Sammy, a lover of Beef Rendang and Trees, and a truly inspirational person.
We miss you.

Donated by Mark, Julia and Sarah Johns

27th March 2017

Donated by Holly Gaudian

25th March 2017

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th March 2017

He sounded a splendid young man with such lovely thoughts about the natural world. In his short life he had high ideals which were a credit to him.

Donated by Jan Pickett

20th March 2017

Trees instead of 'stuff' to mark the March birthday

Donated by Mater

17th March 2017

Donated by Jennie, Joe, Tob, Eve

13th March 2017

Donated by Holly Gaudian

25th February 2017

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th February 2017

With love, to Sam who enjoyed volunteering in the Howardian Hills AONB

Donated by Dot and Chris

9th February 2017

Donated by Clare and Martin Brooks

2nd February 2017

Best wishes to you all.

Donated by Tristan Southall & family

30th January 2017

Sammy's Family donationWe are looking forward to following in Sammy's footsteps, helping to plant the grove in the spring.

Donated by Sammy's Family

26th January 2017

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th January 2017

Donated by Holly Gaudian

25th January 2017

Donated by Kate Ormond

24th January 2017

With love

Donated by Elizabeth

16th January 2017

Sadly I did not have the honour of meeting you Sammy, but I know your Mum so you had to be a fine young man.

Donated by Mary, Frances and Jane

9th January 2017

Donated by Bill, Diane and Gillian Stewart

4th January 2017

The measure of one’s life isn’t how good we feel about ourselves but about how good we make others feel about themselves, Sammy’s life was truly immeasurable.

Donated by Tyler and Family

4th January 2017

Converting the fiddle and the flute into trees

Donated by Mater

29th December 2016

Line donationSammy, I will never forget your laughter and your unique sense of humour. I am thankful for all the lovely memories. Your favourite cousin from Germany

Donated by Line

28th December 2016

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th December 2016

I remember the good times we had in Northumberland

Donated by by the Marx family from Germany

25th December 2016

Donated by Liz, Steve, Charlotte, Sam and Alex

22nd December 2016

Trees are always a good idea. Love from the Parkes family.

Donated by Graeme, Caroline, Charlotte and Yannick

21st December 2016

Anne, Manfred, Frederik und Justus donation"Death be not proud ..." We will remember you.

Donated by Anne, Manfred, Frederik und Justus

21st December 2016

Little sister donationI love you samsam. Always thinking of you.

Donated by Little sister

21st December 2016

Donated for the Pitts family

Donated by Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow

20th December 2016

Donated by Paul Cove

19th December 2016

With Love

Donated by Marion Roberts

19th December 2016

Donated by Robert Wakeford

19th December 2016

Donated by Peter and Vanree

16th December 2016

Easi-Rockits Rock-it-ball club donationSammy was a very popular member of the club and a very good player. The world will be a poorer place without him.

Donated by Easi-Rockits Rock-it-ball club

13th December 2016

Mater donationInstead of a Christmas tree, future granny pines

Donated by Mater

9th December 2016

With love from us all.

Donated by Andrew & Sylvia

8th December 2016

Donated by Rod Cappell and family

6th December 2016

Donated by Jackie Hall

6th December 2016

Thinking of you always

Donated by Rupert and Mauvis Ormond and family

5th December 2016

Donated by The Camerons

5th December 2016

Donated by Fiona Nimmo and family

29th November 2016

The Pitts Pirates donationSammy never forgotten in the Trees and the Stars. With our love to all the family - Judy, Rich Mat & James. Thanks to Mia Stainache (@theangryinch) for the image.

Donated by The Pitts Pirates

28th November 2016

Donated by Alison and Robert Brech

28th November 2016

From a friend of the family

Donated by Alec

28th November 2016

Donated by Benjamin Medley

25th November 2016

Donated by The Hair Family

25th November 2016

For Sammy, a brother who now sleeps amongst the branches.

Donated by Fizzy Medley

25th November 2016

In lasting memory

Donated by Lynne Roly and Ross

24th November 2016

In memory of a lovely boy

Donated by Linda Fullam

24th November 2016

Donated by Harry Brown

24th November 2016

Donated by Vicky Harpin

23rd November 2016

For a brave and courageous young man.

Donated by Mike and Rosie

22nd November 2016

Enjoy visiting the Grove Paul and Gudrun and remember the happy times

Donated by Chris Mees

22nd November 2016

For those who continue to live and while we live, may we always appreciate trees on behalf of Samuel Medley.

Donated by Susan Singh-Renton

22nd November 2016

22nd November 2016

Donated by Martin and Cilla van Oppen

21st November 2016

Donated by Sue Smith

21st November 2016

Donated by The Butcher family

21st November 2016

May Sammy live on forever ...

Donated by The Gaudis

21st November 2016

Donated by From Neil, Shiona, Stuart and Rebecca

21st November 2016

A wonderful friend to so many. X

Donated by Emily Matkin

21st November 2016

You were a fine young man, Sammy - live on through your trees.

Donated by Lee & David

21st November 2016

Donated by The Ross family

21st November 2016

Donated by Katy Ian Tom Alex and Isla

21st November 2016

To an amazing person who inspired so much love and courage. You have made the world a better place by being here and I am sorry not to have known you longer, but grateful to have known you at all.xxx

Donated by Tasha MW

18th November 2016

Live on in these trees of life.

Donated by Frances & Chris Padmore

18th November 2016

Ruth, Martyn, Ben, Sophie and Will Davies.

18th November 2016

18th November 2016

Love & Light xx

Donated by Angie, Dave, Matt & Steph Pearson

17th November 2016

Donated by Wendy Goyert (WWF)

17th November 2016

Donated by Lesley, Melissa & Fiona

17th November 2016

Donated by Trueman House

16th November 2016

Donated by Peter & Michelle Young and family

16th November 2016

Sleep well young man, the dappled light amid the branches will provide warmth within your presence.

Donated by Chris W and Roger M (NYCC Vollies)

16th November 2016

Thanks for all your help, enthusiasm and friendship with us at DofE. You remain an inspiration to us.

Donated by Ian and Rachel Turnbull

15th November 2016

For an amazing young man who was in his element amongst the trees at Yearsley Moor.

Donated by Liz Bassindale

15th November 2016

Donated by The Sterritt family

15th November 2016

Donated by Oscar MW

15th November 2016

For the glorious years of laughter with you and the rest of the ‘Back Seat Crew’ on and off the school bus. Thank you for the joy xx Laura

Donated by Maggie, John and Laura Soper

15th November 2016

Donated by Hutton family

14th November 2016

Thinking about the wonderful welcome and friendship you gave us when we arrived in Alne. Thankyou for the happy memories. A perfect tribute to Sammy. X

Donated by Jayne and Ashton

14th November 2016

Donated by Luke

14th November 2016

Donated by Julian Addison and family

14th November 2016

For our lovely Grandson with love

Donated by Opa Sigi with Jutta

14th November 2016

Donated by Schwarze-Chintapatla family

11th November 2016

I always loved your quick wit and sense of fun, and genuine interest in others. A fine young man who was great company.

Donated by Foxy

11th November 2016

Lovely memories of you, Holly & Fizz at Westfield. You always loved to be outdoors and this is a most fitting tribute to you.

Donated by Judith Tubb & Kate Stockton

11th November 2016

"And the boy loved the tree...very much. And the tree was happy." - Shel Silverstein

Donated by Dave, Rachael, Olivia, Eleanor and Emma x

11th November 2016

Donated by Christine and Alan willis

10th November 2016

Donated by Jennie Greg Joe Toby and Eve

8th November 2016

Donated by Sally and Michael Gotelee

8th November 2016

Sammy

Donated by Granny Jane Peta Bella and Blossom

8th November 2016

Donated by Paul Platt

8th November 2016

Donated by Manfred und Ursula

8th November 2016

Donated by Katinka, Sebastian & Tom

8th November 2016

Donated by Chris Scurr

7th November 2016

Donated by Jenny Nesbit

7th November 2016

Oma Heidi donation

Donated by Oma Heidi

7th November 2016

Donated by Moni und Willi

7th November 2016

Donated by Lisa, Glynn and Harriet

7th November 2016

Donated by Julie, Chloe and Eddie Hopper

7th November 2016

For my wonderful Grandson. I cannot think of a finer memorial than a forest. With love.

Donated by Grandma

7th November 2016

Donated by Linda, Dave, Tom, Zac and Beth Wilson

7th November 2016

Given with memories of happy childhood days.

Donated by Matthew and Eleanor Jones

7th November 2016

Donated by Great Uncle Anton

7th November 2016

Donated by Bob Hayes

7th November 2016

The Price family donationTo a very special young man, with all our love.

Donated by The Price family

7th November 2016

With all our love.

Donated by Dan, Becca & Peter

7th November 2016

A love of tree's, a love of books, a love of nature and the star's above.

Donated by corinne, roger & jacob

7th November 2016

With love x

Donated by Jackie Sedgwick & David, Sam & Kit Chappell

7th November 2016

Donated by Seth Bowland

4th November 2016

Anne Tim Ellie Elizabeth and Joe Axe donationSammy was always up a tree so our donation comes with many lovely memories looking for the boys up and above us! Such a treat of a childhood with innocence and developing skills all wrapped up in fun.

Donated by Anne Tim Ellie Elizabeth and Joe Axe

3rd November 2016

Donated by Jess Pitman

3rd November 2016

Donated by Emily Grout

3rd November 2016

RIP mate. Will never forget the laughs we had in Latin class :)

Donated by James Leyshon

3rd November 2016

Donated by Jonny Hick

3rd November 2016

Sending you all so much love. Sammy will always live on in our hearts.

Donated by Katherine, Jules and Felix McNamara xxx

3rd November 2016

Donated by Katie

3rd November 2016

Donated by Sam Johnson

3rd November 2016

Donated by Emma Bolton

3rd November 2016

Donated by Megan

3rd November 2016

To a very special friend with much love.xx

Donated by Jake and Juliet Robson

3rd November 2016

Donated by Jules, Caroline, Sophie, Jamie and Chloe

3rd November 2016

3rd November 2016

In memory of a lovely young man, with love.

Donated by Malcolm, Joyce, Rosie and Michael

3rd November 2016

A fitting tribute to a lovely young man. X

Donated by Sam McCarthy

3rd November 2016

Donated by Annie Wells

3rd November 2016

Donated by Stephen Midcalf & family

3rd November 2016

Donated by Sam Snarr

3rd November 2016

Donated by Elle

3rd November 2016

Donated by Rachael Haw

3rd November 2016

Donated by Sam Wilks

3rd November 2016

One of my oldest and closest friends, all my love xxx

Donated by Harriet Gilholm

3rd November 2016

Donated by Philip Denning

3rd November 2016

Donated by Bethany Porter

3rd November 2016

Very fond memories of being with Sam in Geography, thoughts are with family and friends.

Donated by Jamie Oliver

3rd November 2016

Donated by Richard, Heather, James and Jonathon Kirby

3rd November 2016

Donated by Thomas Boddy

3rd November 2016

Donated by Stuart Hawkins

3rd November 2016

With love xxx

Donated by Lesley, Holly and Heather

3rd November 2016

To the hundreds of hours spent with each other. Thankyou for making my childhood so fruitful and teaching me so much

Donated by Joe Axe

3rd November 2016

With love from Helen and Roland

Donated by Roland and Helen

3rd November 2016

Donated by Nicola, Andy, Oscar and Lucas

3rd November 2016

May these trees blossom and flourish in your memory.

Donated by Jess Fox

2nd November 2016

Rest in peace Sammy. The Grove is a fitting memory for a fine young man taken too soon.

Donated by Richard Gray, Sara, Seth & Archie Bowland

2nd November 2016

Donated by Em

2nd November 2016

Donated by Eddie Robson

2nd November 2016

Donated by Kate Kendall & family

2nd November 2016

Donated by Harry

2nd November 2016

Donated by Amelia brown

2nd November 2016

Donated by Emma Stephenson

2nd November 2016

Donated by The Mawson family

2nd November 2016

Donated by Matty

2nd November 2016

Donated by Connie O'Neill

2nd November 2016

I knew Sammy, albeit to a limited degree, throughout my Secondary school years. I have some fond memories of him that I will always treasure. A genuine, kind person whom I will miss.

Donated by wj

2nd November 2016

Donated by Rosey Gregg

2nd November 2016

Donated by Heather Hutchinson

2nd November 2016

Donated by Caitlin

2nd November 2016

Donated by Baker Family

2nd November 2016

Donated by Nick, Angie, Bex, Tom and Harry.

2nd November 2016

Donated by James Combe

1st November 2016

Remembered so fondly.

Donated by Emma, Dan, Isaac and Louis Copeland

1st November 2016

Donated by Jo, Jamie, Tom & Matty

1st November 2016

Donated by KB

1st November 2016

Donated by Annie and Martin

1st November 2016

Donated by Kathy Hutchinson

1st November 2016

Donated by Jayne, Trevor, Sam & Beth Porter

1st November 2016

A wonderful young man, who I was privileged to know. DofE will always mean so much for so many school children in Easingwold, because Sam was the enthusiasm behind it.

Donated by Paul Betts

1st November 2016

Donated by Alun Nixon

1st November 2016

Donated by Lisa Niven

1st November 2016

A tree for you and a tree for me, we will grow together for eternity.

Donated by Maddy Nixon

1st November 2016

Donated by Mark, Libby,Oliver and Rebecca Dixon

1st November 2016

From our family to yours, five trees, with love xxxxx

Donated by The Thrower Family

1st November 2016

From tractors rides on the farm when you were a toddler, to helping you choose your first car, it was a pleasure to see you grow up.

Donated by Simon Bird

1st November 2016

I will always remember when we used to play hide and seek around the house in the dark. Going to miss you lots Sammy :(

Donated by Elliot Bird

1st November 2016

Sadie Bird donationI loved going on walks in the woods with you and I will miss you but think about you every time I go.

Donated by Sadie Bird

1st November 2016

I never knew Sammy but i know well some of the people his death has affected and it's obvious that he was well loved. Rip.

Donated by Leon

1st November 2016

Donated by Catherine Windrum

1st November 2016

All our Love Sammy

Donated by The Nixon Family

1st November 2016

Rest in peace dear Sammy xxx

Donated by Deborah, Adam & Erin Bohl

1st November 2016

1st November 2016

Donated by Morley Family

1st November 2016

Jenny Bird donationWith love for a very special Sammy, I had the honour to see grow up. A handsome, clever, kind sole who will always be in my heart and have very fond memories. Xxxx

Donated by Jenny Bird

1st November 2016

Donated by The O'Leary family

1st November 2016

Donated by Alasdair Rose and Joanne Pottage

1st November 2016

For Sammy with love and happy memories of playing at the beck.

Donated by The Lloyd family

1st November 2016

Donated by Imogen Grosset

1st November 2016

Donated by Merryn Rose

1st November 2016

For a wonderful person, taken too soon.

Donated by Steven, Diane & Felicity

1st November 2016

I only met Sammy when he was a little boy, but I was very sad to hear the news of first his illness and then his passing. Sending condolences to all the family Carol

Donated by Carol Ward

1st November 2016

Donated by Tina & Torsten Norbeck

1st November 2016

Donated by Martin & Michele

1st November 2016

For Sam - following his fine example and planting some trees. He would love it if we could add some wolves as well!

Donated by Graham, Dianne, Ella, Oscar & Tasha

1st November 2016

Donated by Sammy's Family

31st October 2016

Thank you to your very special family for introducing us to Yearsley Woods and sharing so many happy days and childhood memories. We miss your friendship and presence and remain in awe of your courage. Often in our thoughts and always in our prayers. With Lots of Love, Laura, Simon, Grace, Henry & Roisin XXXXX

Donated by The Hanson Family

Sammy passed away 25th October 2016 aged 20 years after battling leukaemia for 3 years. He was a much loved son, brother and friend and will be sorely missed. Sammy was a great tree climber and tree planter. He volunteered for Trees for Life in 2014, and we have no doubt would have gone back had not illness prevented him. We dedicate this grove to Sammy and the work he would have done had not fate been so cruel. “When you remembered that all this had sprung from the hands and soul of this one man, without technical resources, you understood that men could be as effectual as God in realms other than that of destruction.” The Man who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

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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.
Samuel Medley's grove
Trees in this grove:
1048

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