The spruce stands proud

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The spruce stands proud

Maybe a Christmas tree a half century ago, back-drop to my hanging, the spruce
stands proud, dwarfing all eight trees in my garden. Evergreen, the spruce offers shelter, insects for birds, and cone seeds food for small mammals. From sparrowhawk to goldcrest, a score of birds have visited over time, some daily. This one tree supports the people’s Tree Charter in sustaining wildlife all year round.

Without trees our lives would be desolate, no blossom in spring, no shade in summer, no fruits in autumn, no leaf fall in winter to feed growth for the new year. I support all ten principles and have ordered two more trees from welcome@service.woodlandtrust.org.uk.

By Gladys Jones; Teacher

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’