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Mays Wood Inaugural Planting Day

30th December 2022
Great to hear that Brian May, the owner of May's Wood, has been awarded a knighthood, becoming Sir Brian Harold May CBE in the 2023 New Year's Honours list, being recognised as “Musician, Astrophysicist and Animal Welfare Advocate. For services to Music and to Charity.”
A well deserved honour, with the planting of 100,000 trees surrounding Bere Regis and Shitterton in 2013 just one of the many projects he has undertaken to help people and the environment. Huge congratulations to him!!!

28th September 2013 - 600 trees were planted
Photographs courtesy of Alison Bennett, Bryan Benjafield, Brenda House & James Loxton
The fences are being erected below.
"A Society grows great when old men plant trees under whose shade they know they shall never sit." Greek Proverb
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
Rabindranath Tagore
"Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come."
Karen Joy Fowler in Sarah Canary
"All our wisdom is stored in the trees."
Santosh Kalwar
"To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots."
Richard Mabey in Beechcombings
"He that planteth a tree provideth a kindess for many generations & faces that he hath not seen shall bless him."
Henry Van Dyke
"I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots."
Andrea Jones from The Wish Trees.
"Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky."
Santosh Kalwar