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Me and My Tree - a Selfie with a Difference

Monday, 2nd June 2014

My and my tree selfie

Do you have a photograph of yourself as a child planting a tree in The National Forest in the 1990s?  If you do, then the National Forest Company (NFC) would love to hear from you! 

To help launch the next ten-year strategy for developing The National Forest, staff at the NFC are hoping to source pictures of early tree planters, and also to recreate the images to show how the trees – and the people - have grown.

They are looking for people who planted a tree in the early years of the Forest who are willing to revisit the woodland and take another photo of themselves in the same spot. People are then asked to send both the before and after pictures to, along with their name and address.  And if you can remember why you planted the tree – it may have been with a school visit, perhaps – they would love to know that too.

Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive, National Forest Company, said: “The next decade will be the coming of age of The National Forest. We’d love to see how much we and the trees have grown in the last decade or so, as we embark on the next one. So dig out your photos and have your deserved moment of fame.”

The NFC would like to receive all pictures and information by Friday 20 June.  For more information call Beverly Fairbrother at the NFC on 01283 551211 or email: