It's Valentine's Day this week - a time where traditionally we profess our love to our sweethearts, sometimes in secret. Well, it's no secret that we love trees and everything they do for us. So consider this blog post a love letter to trees, from us.
The first few weeks of January can be fairly miserable after the excitement of Christmas and New Year, with a lack of daylight and cold weather. However, ever since the winter solstice on December 21, our days are slowly getting longer, even though it doesn't feel like it just yet.
From a fantastic fir to a splendid spruce, the Christmas tree is a well -loved and well-decorated feature of most of our Christmases. But did you know that our Christmas trees actually are actually a modern invention and an exotic, European import?
Forestry minister David Rutley joined the Woodland Trust, Community Forest Trust, government Tree Champion Sir William Worsley and students from St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Radcliffe, Bury where they began the planting of 200 saplings as part of the government’s £5.7m investment.