Trees are being felled near Greenhead Park – here’s why

NOTE: Thank you to The Huddersfield Daily Examiner for the article!



Trees are being felled near Greenhead Park – here’s why


Druid Tree Workings: Establishing Deep Connections with Trees

The Druid's Garden

Imagine walking into a forest where you are greeted by many old tree friends, each members of different families that form a community.  You know their common names, their less common names, and the secret names that have taught you.  You know their medicine, how they can be used, even some of their stories and songs. They rustle their leaves in joy as you continue to walk.  The movement of their branches is music in your ears, the sound of the leaves a song, playing in your mind.  Their medicine and magic is open before you.  And yet, you realize how much more you have to learn, to know, and realize that this process –the process of reconnecting to the medicine and magic of the trees–will take more than one lifetime to complete.  This is the power of establishing deep connections with the trees.

Oak at Samhuinn Oak at Samhuinn

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The Fairy King’s advice on Trees.

NOTE: Thank you to Irish Archaeology for the article!


The Fairy King’s advice on Trees

A poem from Early Ireland

There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared

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There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared: The kings of the Eastern forest now die as shrubs


Many thanks to Jonathan Woolley for this post about the Woodland Trust initiative Charter for Trees which OBOD is very happy to be supporting. Read on and see how you can get involved… 2017: THE YEAR OF THE TREES There is less than one year to go until the launch of the Charter for Trees;…

via 2017: The Year of the Trees — Philip Carr-Gomm

Atlas Obscura: Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist’s Invented Tree Font

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Note 2: Please be aware that this article was published on the Atlas Obscura website on May 19, 2016.


Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist’s Invented Tree Font

Advice From A Tree

“Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!”
~ Advice From A Tree by Ilan Shamir