Tree Stake

It is the strangest thing. You plant one little whip*, thinking that it will take ages to grow, and then suddenly one day you look at it and see that it has grown into a proper tree!

There are lots of wise proverbs about planting trees. Like: “The best time to plant a tree was years ago, the second best time is now!” or “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

I am so grateful to those people who decided to plant some of the truly special trees we have around us… particularly those which have grown branches suitable for hanging our swings

How the world will look for our children’s children depends on what we do today. This is true in so many ways. Planting a tree is the most predictable impact you can make. Plant one for an occasion, like a birthday or anniversary or simply because you have the time. We have planted a few during lockdown, and hope that one day we will be telling our grandchildren about these exceptional times whilst sitting under one of these!

For some of the trees we have planted over the years we have made tree stakes engraved with the name, date and if relevant, the occasion. This means that when we start to forget these details, they will be there – maybe even after we are gone…

Plant a tree before Spring arrives. It gives it the best chance to get fully established and they require minimum maintenance. Plant your favourite tree, with no concern about how long it will take to grow, because as we know THE TIME WILL PASS ANYWAY…

Be sure to also register your tree on the The Queens Green Canopy this year in connection with HRH The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

* that is the technical term for a small tree, certainly when you are buying in bulk.

Measures approximately 80 x 80 x 1000 mm, made of green oak which will show evidence of cracking as it acclimatises to its environment.

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