Advent Calendar – 15th December – Baby Forests

Some paintings, like trees, take a long time to grow. ‘Cows at the Horse Trees’ is a learning curve painting and probably not done but has given me an idea…

Baby forests! Baby forests are like the woodlands planted to commemorate a persons life but even more positive! Let’s plant trees to celebrate new beginnings. Trees planted for each years crop of babies!

Baby forests could be a thing across the country, places to visit and see tree growth to help children understand and feel connected with the natural world and empowered by having a place in it, and of course have fun too. Forest schools with outdoor classrooms, as well as places of celebration for family tree planting ceremonies to welcome the new born child!

Average life expectancy in UK, trees and people –

Apple – 80 years

Oak – 350 years

Beech 180 – 200 years

Silver Birch – 150 years

Rowan – 120 years

Scots Pine – 300 years

Humans – 81 years

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Cows at the Horse Trees, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50 cm

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