I believe that Cambridgeshire is one of the least wooded areas of the UK. The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. If you look closely at the photo you can see bunches of winged seeds, which are called ‘keys’, these stay on the tree for a while after the leaves have fallen. I love the idea that I have this tree very close to my home in Landbeach. I love walking and getting outside which has been so important in this difficult time, as mentioned we stand stronger with trees, and the more we have the stronger we will be.
By Neil Parker, Walker, wanderer and ponderer
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