Trees of Reflection
The collection was started in early 2016 when a Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) was planted in memory of The Cart Shed participant, Mark Brownlie, who had taken his own life the previous October. The spot chosen for Mark’s tree was a corner of a field known as The Front Ground, between the mature woodland of Devereux Wootton Orls and the newly-planted Jubilee Wood.
In subsequent years further trees were planted to commemorate other people, some allied to The Cart Shed others not, as well as to mark significant events in the charity’s progression.
This brief record has been compiled so that anyone who is interested can learn a little about those commemorated and the significance of the trees linked directly to the charity.
Unfortunately, and for a variety of reasons, not all the records are as desired but I have included all the information that I have been given and that, in some instances, found through other means.
It is said that one does not plant a tree for oneself but for posterity. I trust this small archive will serve similar purpose.
Please click on the names below to read each person's story.
Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) planted 2016
Handkerchief Tree (Davidia Involucrata) planted 2017
3. Karen King
Beech (Fagus Sylvatica) planted in 2019
4. Suzannah Jane Brown
Common Lime (Tilia × europaea) planted in 2018
5. Mary Johnson Wrixon
Red Oak (Quercus Rubra) planted in 2021
Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) planted in 2022
Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) planted in 2017
8. Adam Hodges
Mountain Ash (Sorbus Aucuparia) planted in 2018
9. Martin Watkins
Red Alder (Alnus Rubra) planted in 2017
10. Dennis Watson
Wild Service (Sorbus Torminalis) planted in 2021