May is a glorious time of year and what a time it is to get out and immerse yourself in the natural world!
It’s also Walk in the Woods Month, which is organised by the Tree Council.
The idea is to celebrate the trees in your area by getting out to the woods, walking In your local park or just really appreciating streets that are lined with trees.
Since restrictions may be in force due to covid, or may suddenly come into being, the Tree Council has the theme “Walk Where You May” instead.
Ways to get involved:
- Appreciate one tree on your daily exercise – it could be a hedgerow too! It could be in your garden, in your street, on your way to work, from your work window or in a wood. Just stop and appreciate it, taking in the sight and stature of it, the colours, its height and possible age.
- Share the tree in a tweet or photo or video. Use the hashtag #WalkWhereYouMay. And tag three other people to see if they will take part as well.
The Tree Council remind us of the importance of following social distancing guidelines.
You could also find out more about the Tree Council and what it does. It brings everyone together to care for trees and the planet’s future. For example, it aims to champion trees, to drive practical science and research , and to be the trusted voice of the tree sector.
It’s a key partner in the Queen’s Green Canopy which is encouraging people to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” in honour of the Queen’s incredible 70 years of service to the nation.
They have other campaigns which may be of interest such as National Hedgerow Week (in September 2022), Seed Gathering Season and National Tree Week.
Why not be a Tree Warden?
And if you’ve ever thought you would like to do more for trees in your area, how about becoming a Tree Warden? Find out more here