Planting Trees for The Big Climate Fightback
The Rowan Tree is native to the UK and has a rich history in the folklore of many cultures. In Greek mythology the Rowan is said to have sprung from the valiant eagles of the gods. In Norse mythology it is said that the first woman was made from the Rowan Tree. In folklore from all over the UK it is revered for its protection against evil spirits.
Over the weekend, in support of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback campaign, we continued our environmental efforts by planting four of these beautiful native trees in the hopes that they will help us in our endeavours to protect (and restore) our natural landscape.
It can be overwhelming to consider the damage already wrought to our planet; plastic pollution in our seas and soil, loss of habitat and loss of wildlife, and dangerously high carbon emissions to name only a few; but here at Blackthorn, we can't look at a problem without wanting to work out a solution. As author & journalist George Monbiot says in the eye-opening video he made with Greta Thunberg, “There is a magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very little, and builds itself. It’s called a tree.” While admittedly not the sole solution to all the environmental issues we're facing, it seems that planting lots more trees could prove a very handy tool in our efforts to protect our planet and help repair some of the damage already done.
So, here are four more Rowan Trees, symbols of hope, living up to their mythological promise of protection.
Blackthorn are committed to the continued development of their environmental activities. If you have an idea or suggestion in relation to this, we welcome your feedback. You can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 16 Ashtree Enterprise Park, Rathfriland Rd, Newry BT34 1BY.