re Lulu's blog about dead trees.
In some parts of Canada people can now adopt a mature tree. A brass Memorial Plaque is screwed high up onto the trunk, which is comforting for those who have suffered bereavement. It becomes their tree. I think its a lovely idea.
Obviously I have no information about the financial aspect of this Canadian scheme.
If hard up farmers in this country have trees they cannot afford to look after it would help if a similar scheme were in place here.
Maybe Goyers could ask the local NUT office to publicise ? Worth a try to see what the response is.
At least they would know people cared about the Environment and could offer a little spare cash to support.
I had a favourite tree, and was very cross when the lower branches were trimmed off which spoiled its shape.
Our local Council Arboricultural Development Officer has a Scheme in place where people can pay for a new tree to be planted in memory of someone.
I have saved some money working on vegetarian recipes all winter, which is much cheaper than buying meat, have offered a Liquidamber tree. (Hywel’s photo provided the idea !) Cost of tree is £50 – £100, planting etc is £150, the plaque is extra and not guaranteed by the Council to stay in place. There is always hope.
- 31 Mar, 2013
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