A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
Meet me at Midnight in the Forest of our Dreams.
David and Laura Steven
4th August 2017 - 5th Wedding Anniversary

grove photo

“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain.”
Pablo Neruda


Add trees to this grove

“As clay anchors a tree in light and wind May your outer life grow from peace within.”

Donated by Laura

27th July 2017

Go Plant a Tree God, what a joy it is to plant a tree,

And from the sallow earth to watch it rise,

Lifting its emerald branches to the skies In silent adoration;

and to see Its strength and glory waxing with each spring.


Yes, 'tis a goodly, and a gladsome thing

To plant a tree.

Nature has many marvels;

but a tree Seems more than marvellous.

It is divine.

So generous, so tender, so benign.

Not garrulous like the rivers;

and yet free In pleasant converse with the winds and birds;

Oh! privilege beyond explaining words,

To plant a tree.


Rocks are majestic;

but, unlike a tree,

They stand aloof, and silent.

In the roar Of ocean billows breaking on the shore

There sounds the voice of turmoil.

But a tree Speaks ever of companionship and rest.

Yea, of all righteous acts, this, this is best,

To plant a tree.


There is an oak (oh! how I love that tree)

Which has been thriving for a hundred years;

Each day I send my blessing through the spheres

To one who gave this triple boon to me,

Of growing beauty, singing birds, and shade.

Wouldst thou win laurels that shall never fade?


Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 
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 and Laura Steven's grove
Trees in this grove:
8

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