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From Tammy - 10 Nov 2006

As we celebrate our marriage, we hope it will be made even more special by your presence at our wedding. Of course, to mark a wedding day, many people like to give presents as well as their presence. We would like to “give something back” to our beautiful planet, from which we all take so much.

We plan to plant a small wood near our new marital home in Anstey. The local parish council is very supportive and will be co-coordinating the planting.

We will be able to walk amongst the trees and see them grow and prosper much like our love for each other. The gift of a new life as we begin our new life together would contribute to our happiness.

We are collecting any contributions in a separate bank account and are then going to buy the trees all at once, with the help of the Parish Council’s landscape people. If you wish to contribute then there are several options (options included)

If you would rather plant a tree in your own area then that would be great. You could look at it and think of us! If you would prefer not to have anything to do with trees then we won’t be offended. As we’ve mentioned, just being able to share our day with family and friends is enough for us.

"The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil."
-George Orwell 1945

And if you’re interested ……..

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a significant greenhouse gas and the massive CO2 emissions of our modern consumer-oriented society are a major contributor to the Greenhouse Effect - the warming of the Earth's climate.

It’s not possible to truly ‘offset’ carbon emissions, but trees do absorb carbon, and are still an important way of tackling global warming. By planting trees we help to reduce the effects of our carbon emissions on the climate, as well as providing habitat for wildlife.

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