The Climate Coalition’s latest ‘Show The Love’ campaign launched this February. It’s all about showing our love for nature and raising awareness of climate change. On the 12th February, many people will be wearing, making and sharing green hearts. So here’s a green heart by Nimue Brown.
I asked Moon Books authors what their favourite tree is, and why…
Laura Perry: Nut trees of all sorts. We have two Chinese chestnuts, two hazelnuts, a butternut, and a heartnut on our property, and they give us food as well as adding beauty and shade to the yard. People have relied on nut trees for food for ages, going all the way back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and they figure prominently in mythology and folklore around the world. This photo is one of our Chinese chestnut trees last autumn, in all its golden glory.
Yvonne Ryves: Oak because it’s the one I work with most closely in my OBOD work, the one that calls to me and the one I am trying to nurture from a tiny sapling
Steve Andrews: My favourite tree is the Dragon Tree because as soon as I saw my first one when I went to Tenerife in 2004 I felt an immediate love for it. Since then I have germinated dragon trees from seeds, written articles about the tree, and it ‘stars’ in my book Pagan Portals: Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets, both on the cover and in a chapter inside. The Dragon Tree is a herb of Mars, which happens to be the ruler for Aries and I am born under that sign. Here is a video of me talking about a Dragon Tree in Lisbon: