Eight Hundred Trees!

29 Feb

What a wonderful morning! The sun shone, the rain held off though the bitter wind still blew and we have been with friends, their friends and neighbours and we have planted 800 trees! Nicky and Gavin had organised an amazing event called Trees and Bowls to bring people together to plant the trees in their field at blanket Farm.  Between us, we have planted Sessile and English Oak, Downy and Silver Birch, Sweet Chestnut, Hazel, Hawthorn,  Beech and Gean Cherry. There are others too but I cannot remember what they all are. The trees have been planted in glades and with paths, in same groups and mixed. So many people turned up, they were all planted by lunchtime!

We then all went indoors for truly scrumptious soup, all homemade, and delicious donated bread, in the bowls lovingly crafted  by Nicky and Jude, sold in aid of Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugee Families. The glass trees I have been showing you recently were all made to be sold at the same event, also in aid of the local Refugee charity.

What a beautiful thing to do – to make a forest for the future. We are in awe and delighted to have been a part of it. The happy and smiley community in the fields showed everyone’s enthusiastic pleasure  at being involved. There was a sense of determination, too, in everyone, aged from 7 to 101 to plant trees to do our bit to save the planet.  Please enjoy the gallery and click the photos to enlarge the picture and read the captions that will tell you the greater story.

Just had an update as we were writing this post – 875 trees planted, 85 bowls sold, £1055 raised for the Refugee families.

Gavin, Nicky, Ti and Kaja

Six years ago the first part of woodland was planted.


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7 responses to “Eight Hundred Trees!

  1. Madita

    March 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for those lovely pictures and the report “live” from the site 🙂
    We cannot wait to see it ourselves…

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      You will be amazed! I just hope to be around long enough to see it grow! The smaller planting in the next field which we were a part of six years ago is developing beautifully. Some of the trees are really tall and the shape can be seen well with the paths, the stone circle and the way wild flowers are returning . It’s really very beautiful. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    March 1, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    What a great thing to do! I would have joined this amazing event. You have such great community things going on in Cornwall, it is wonderful to hear. Kindness and helpfulness is everywhere as we can see and in aid of helping the planet and families.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 1, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      It was very special to be a part of the day – so much love in the community for the planet and for the families. Just wonderful. (You’d have been very welcome!). 🙂

  3. Mama Cormier

    February 29, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    What a fantastic event.

  4. pendantry

    February 29, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    That’s awesome! More people should follow your lead 🙂


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