A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
Whyte Grove
Sandie Whyte
2 March 2018

A grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands

My mum has always encouraged me to go ahead and do what I enjoy most, which is understanding and protecting Scotland's natural heritage. Therefore, I dedicate this wee grove of trees to her,
a part of Scotland's new Caledonian Forest that I've created because of her.

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Donated by Gus Routledge

9th November 2018

Late Happy Birthday and Mother’s day to the bestest human alive!!!
Love u more than u can imagine xoxoxox

Donated by Daisy

12th March 2018

Happy Mother's Day mum!! Love you tons xxx

Donated by Jock Whyte-Routledge

11th March 2018

Delighted to be able to add to Sandie Whyte Celebration Grove.

Donated by Linda Mead

6th March 2018

Happiest of birthdays!
So pleased to celebrate your birthday by protecting our natural environment! Xo

Donated by Vic H

6th March 2018

Donated by Gus Routledge

2nd March 2018

I’m a young person who is building their knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s natural ecosystems, wild places, nature-human interactions and enjoying every bit of it. Currently, I’m studying BSc Countryside Management and Scotland’s Rural College and carry out a lot of voluntary work for various organisations, taking opportunities for developing myself as much as possible. As a stereotypical young person, I’m still not a hundred percent certain what I want to do in the end but I’m leaning towards ecological surveying with a bit of practical habitat management work thrown in there as well. I’ve always enjoyed nature, wildlife, animals, outdoor activities and Scotland since I was very young but of course, being young I wasn’t entirely sure what exactly I wanted to do in the world of work. However, now I have a focus I’m making sure that I push myself towards becoming a well-rounded naturalist with both ecological and conservation skills, and also to share my passion for the natural world with others. Young people are the future, and so it’s important that young naturalists work together to ensure the future of our natural heritage. Throughout my time on the planet, whilst I was admiring ants by the swimming pool on a holiday in Mallorca, watching snails in a terrarium in my room, coaxing spiders out the garden wall with a blade of grass, climbing trees, out building mountain bike trails, birdwatching and botanising on my local patch in Edinburgh, there has been one person who’s seen me through the whole time. That person is my mum. She’s always been there for me to ask for advice, to encourage me (except perhaps when bringing minibeasts into the house), to help me develop my knowledge, to point me in the right direction, and to be my number one fan. I have a lot to thank her for and, being difficult to buy a present for, I figured planting a grove of trees with Trees For Life would be the perfect way to show that I appreciate everything she’s done for me. My general idea here is that I am planting trees with Trees For Life because I have learnt that Scotland is deprived of much of its wild forests, that were once lush and full of life. I plant this grove for my mum in recognition that she is the one who has inspired me to do what I am doing and learn what I am learning today. So, all in all, thank you for everything you’ve done to get me to where I am today, and Happy Birthday mum.

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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.
Sandie Whyte's grove
Trees in this grove: 21

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