Future

As a millennium initiative, Trees of Time and Place reached its climax in 2000/2001, but the legacy has continued to live through the millions of trees that were planted during the campaign. Many of these trees have become permanent landmarks and a lasting memento to the work of the partner organisations and thousands of individuals that got involved with the campaign.

Trees of Time and Place is just the beginning. There is no doubt that many aspects of the campaign will continue because they are so firmly rooted in the culture of the partner organisations. Links to many of these organisations can be found on the Partners page. Personal tree growing will continue to be encouraged through the work of the partner organisations and through Esso National Tree Week. This spirit of partnership, co-operation and collaboration will continue to grow from the seed sown by the Trees of Time and Place campaign.

The trees and millennium copses will obviously be a living legacy – but the campaign has achieved much more than that. The campaign reached out to the hearts and minds of a wide and diverse audience and in just four years a far greater spirit of co- operation has emerged. There is a new commitment to the need for local trees in their appropriate landscapes, and a better understanding of the link between trees and their dependent wildlife.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals have discovered the thrill of sowing a seed that germinates and grows into a seedling tree and have gained a better understanding of the link between trees and the wildlife that depend on them. The turn of the millennium will be remembered by many as the time when we linked our past with the future and planted personal trees. Links to many of these organisations can be found on the Partners page.