Local community in the UK helps to find a happy home for a tree

Rowena Field, one of our UK coordinators, tells us an inspiring story of how a local community worked together to find a home for a tree.

β€œA good friend of mine heard an appeal on our local radio (Radio York) by a woman called Angela.

Angela was trying very hard to find a new home for a lovely, two-meter-high Silver Birch tree, that had self-seeded in her garden. She was fond of the tree, but there just wasn’t enough room in her garden for it to continue growing there. My friend thought of me, and said he knew someone who could help. I got in touch with Make It Wild, a local wildlife organization that is developing a new nature reserve a few miles from where I live. I asked if they could give the tree a good home and they said they would be very happy to do so!

The next step was digging up the tree and taking it to its new home, which my daughter, Freya, very kindly did. Her boyfriend, Mike, who works on the nature reserve, made sure it was well planted on a river bank close to some other Silver Birches.

A lovely story with a happy ending, thanks to a number of people who went out of their way to help a tree and ensure its long-term wellbeing!”

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Rowena. We truly appreciate this opportunity to be inspired and to learn about your community in York!


Who:Make It Wild
Why:This tree was planted on behalf of Angela who had tried very hard to find a good home for it. It is dedicated to all those people who go out of their way to help trees and ensure their wellbeing.
Where:Skipbridge Farm Cottages, York, UK
When:January 19, 2023
What kind of Trees:Silver Birch
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