TREES AS HUMAN BEINGS
Two or three times a week we enter the magical world of GreenAcres; a captivating place, seventy two acres of wonderful mature woodland.
People come to celebrate, a new addition to a family, the coming together for a wedding or commemorating the passing of a loved one.
A team of foresters cares for the whole woodland. We often meet and chat to them on our walks. So much care is invested in this place. However it is not manicured or notice-strewn. The wooden buildings for ceremonies are architecturally exciting.
At this time of year the trees are at their best, stripped of the distraction of their foliage. They are open for us to enjoy. I take photographs and, looking at them afterwards, one appreciates how trees take on human form.
Artist Paul Nash invested trees with distinct personalities, describing how he tried ‘to paint trees as tho’ they were human beings’.
More on Greenacres here https://www.greenacrescelebrate.co.uk/park/chiltern/