Tag: Tree Story

Tree Story #11 – Emma and Zoe

Emma Aspinall and her daughter Zoe live in Stoke and volunteer together at the Kingsfield Orchard and other local environmental projects. Emma has been an active campaigner in the locality encouraging people to keep the area free from fly tipping and  litter. Zoe is 10 and regularly helps out at the Kingsfield orchard and also the Gosford Park Rockery. Although she works ….  Read More

Tree Story #9 – Linda and Dave

This time our tree story has a very romantic theme and is shared by Dave and Linda Holmes.Before retiring Dave worked in Education as a teacher for Coventry Adult education Service and Linda worked as a Youth Service Manager for local authorities. Dave and Linda live in Earlsdon.Their story starts on a summers evening back ….  Read More

Tree Story #7 – Paddy and Isla

This month we cross the generational divide to hear about favourite trees from brother and sister Paddy and Isla Chilvers. Paddy and Isla are pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.  They live in Ryton with their Mum, Dad and big sister and their mischievous  Yorkshire Terrior called Buddy . Paddy says “My favourite tree ….  Read More

Tree Story #6 – Avril’s ‘Knocking Tree’

Our tree memory for April is shared by Avril Finnie. Avril was born in Coventry and  grew up in the Whitmore Park area. Avril  worked for many years at Warwick University Library as a Customer Support Coordinator for Customer Services.  She has recently moved with her family to the enviable location of Penmaenmawr in North ….  Read More

Tree Story #5 – Frank’s Indian Bean tree

As we wait for many of our trees to wake from their winter slumber signs are emerging to tell us Spring is surely on its way. To help celebrate its long awaited coming, this month Frank Vince has kindly shared with us some memories of one of his favourite trees. Frank is a retired consultant ….  Read More

Tree Story #4 – The Cannon Hill Oak

This month our tree memory comes from Pip Pountney. As you may know Pip is currently Co -Chair of the Coventry Tree Warden’s Network committee. She has been actively involved in promoting and supporting the preservation of our City’s trees for many years. Pip’s tree memory highlights how local people and communities can and do ….  Read More

Tree Story #3 – Corrine’s Horse Chestnut

This month’s tree memory has been kindly shared by Corrine Spencer. Corrine lives in Stoke and is currently the Chair of the Gosford Park Residents Group. Her work with the residents group has brought about many positive initiatives for the local area and the environment. My husband proposed to me in May 1973 under a ….  Read More

Your Tree Stories

Coventry Tree Warden’s have been collating people’s memories of trees that are or have in the past been special to them. The original idea was to put the memories together in a booklet that could be used to sell as a small fundraising project for the CTWN. Due to the current pandemic we have put ….  Read More