The tree is the story of the natural world; each dancing leaf like a page from a book, the stem branching out twizzling throughout each leaf, telling a different story in every one. The trunk warping upwards reaching into the sky, shadowing over the ground that lies before it, while around a tower of a plant, branches and leaves come twisting outwards, spreading through the air and leaning over their lower brothers and sisters, protecting the birds and new-borns that lay surrounded by a duvet of tender green leaves. Books and tales are spawned from trees, but the true story is within the tree itself.
By Marnie Pounds (12), pictured with her sister, Ella (10); ArtScapers
This story is part of a new gallery of images and voices gathered to celebrate Tree Charter Day 2020. You can support the Tree Charter and celebrate Cambridge’s Urban forest by:
Exploring the gallery of trees and voices gathered for this celebration
Signing the Tree Charter
Downloading the Cambridge Canopy Project creative activity pack
Sharing your story with others - #camtrees
Following @CamCanopyProj on Twitter to keep updated on all things ‘Urban Forest’