The Barkive

To celebrate the significance of trees in our lives, Coed Lleol Small Woods launched the Barkive - an archive of tree memories during their 2023 consultation which had the theme of resilience and sustainability.

Stakeholders, who included participants, referral partners, support organisations, outside providers, health professionals and staff, were asked to contribute to the Barkive.

Stakeholders were engaged at Celebration events across Wales and through an online survey.

Each person provided a short story or memory of a significant tree in their lives accompanied by a drawing. The type/genus of the tree (when known) and the area where the memory was collected were also recorded.

The Barkive - An Archive of Tree Memories


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