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Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests un-defaced by the hand of man. No one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.
Charles Darwin
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'Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.'
Edmund Burke
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1. Christmas Gifts

Buy a TreeTwist this Christmas and Plant a Tree for Life.


TreeTwists are woollen scarves, bracelets and clips. They are different because each one represents a tree, planted in the Caledonian Forest by Trees for Life. Every TreeTwist therefore represents a tree.


The TreeTwists are designed and handmade largely by outworkers in the Shetland and Orkney Isles by Tait & Style.

TreeTwists start at £10 for a TreeClip and a seedling, up to £20 for a TreeTie and a tree.

Plant a tree in a stocking this year.

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2. Easter Gifts

Be original and give a TreeTwist for Easter.
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3. Father's day

Surprise your Dad with a TreeTwist - giving him a scarf, bracelet, clip of keyring to enjoy which represents a tree we will plant on his behalf.
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4. for her

The perfect gift for the ladies in your life.
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5. for him

 

Spoil your guy and make him feel special with his own tree and TreeTwist.
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6. Graduation gifts

Life after education. Quite scary. Quite exciting. Certainly deserving of celebration and worth laying down a significant marker for. What could be more appropriate than a tree, associated as a tree is with knowledge, since that unfortunate misunderstanding in a garden a few thousand years ago. And not just knowledge, but also, increasingly, life.

Once you leave the secure environs of college, or school, and find yourself standing on your own feet, what better talisman could you take with you, than a tree. And if, say, you choose a TreeClip to use as a keyring and to plant a seedling to reflect the start of your new life, it might remind you what you have achieved already.

From now on we can take nothing for granted except perhaps our own ingenuity. Let us hope that human endeavour can undo enough of the damage we have inflicted on our planet.

"You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it."

John Updike

If you would like to dedicate a tree to yourself, your future, or anyone and everyone ELSE'S future, click here

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7. Halloween gifts

If you have to choose between tricking and treating, treat the earth this Halloween

Plant a tree and treat yourself to a TreeTwist

  

  

Plant a tree for Halloween

And just because we thought you might be interested, an October 2005 CNN Poll showed :

  •    A majority of us, 48 percent, believe in ghosts.
  •    Twenty-two percent of Americans say they’ve seen or felt a ghost.
  •     Women are more likely to say they believe in ghosts than are men.
  •    More than half of younger Americans aged 18 to 45 believe in ghosts.
  •    A whopping 78 percent of us believe in life after death.

     Many historic events have happened on Halloween Day – among them:

        834 - The first Halloween (All Hallows Eve) is celebrated

  • 1876 - A cyclone hits Bengal, killing about 200,000
  • 1918 - Spanish flu kills 21,00 people in the U.S. in one week
  • 1922 - Mussolini becomes the Premier of Italy
  • 1926 - Harry Houdini dies in Detroit
  • 1941 - Mount Rushmore is completed
  • 1968 - President Johnson issued a “cease all bombing” order in North Vietnam

    Adults love Halloween, too. It is estimated that one-third of all adults don costumes and join-in the “spookiest- night” festivities. The 2005 season had almost 4 million of us wearing a “Witch” costume. That’s 16.4% of all adult Halloweeners. And...we like “Vampires” too – 1.4 million wore the vampire cape and fangs in 2005. Costumes for famous people and celebrities tied with monsters at about 7.5 million each. The child’s “Princess” costume was most popular in 2005, almost tripling the sales of 2004’s most popular costume, Spiderman.

    One of the "most filmed" movie characters (if not the most filmed) is Dracula.

    What are the "most thrilling" movies of all time? The American Film Institute polled 1,500 members of the film industry. Their Top 10 are: (1) Psycho, (2) Jaws, (3) The Exorcist, (4) North by Northwest, (5) The Silence of the Lambs, (6) Alien, (7) The Birds, (8) The French Connection, (9) Rosemary’s Baby and (10) Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Moviegoers consistently vote for Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and The Exorcist as the scariest movies of all time. There’s no clear ranking within these three; we just think they are scary.

    The Salem Witch trials of 1692 are known for burning so-called witches at the stake. Actually, not one witch died by burning; most were put to death by hanging. One unfortunate witch was “pressed” to death and several died in prison of natural causes.

    The first "Jack-O-Lanterns" were not pumpkins - they were hollowed out turnips and originated in Ireland.

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    8. Memorial gifts

    Losing someone you love is never easy, and we all search for some way of giving meaning to such tragedy. Trees are an enduring symbol of life and time, and a dedicated tree, or trees, is a wonderful way to remember someone close, a living memorial that celebrates life.

    Trees for Life can plant trees singly or together,  perhaps two trees planted together, or a family, standing together.  These trees will live for years, decades perhaps, what better way to honour a life? We hope that the TreeTwist  you receive when you dedicate a tree will act as a reminder that  it is growing on in the name of a loved one, and that you will find comfort in having it by you.

    We have been deeply touched by the dedications that have come in to us. These  trees will form part of the Caledonian Forest. They will not be cut down but will live as a lasting memorial and a legacy for future generations.

    How does it work?

    When a someone dedicates a tree, they can choose to receive the TreeTwist that represents it themselves, or have it sent to someone else. We hope that the TreeTwist will act as a reminder of the trees, and perhaps also remind you of the person. We will include a card explaining what the TreeTwist represents, and, if wished, we can include a certificate to accompany the TreeTwist. If several trees are to be planted, or if other people wish to join their dedications together, this can be reflected in the wording of the certificate, so that the designated family or friend is aware of how many trees have been planted as a further reminder of the contribution made to the restoration of the forest. In this case people generally prefer to each keep a TreeTwist, and often will all choose a particular design.

    Trees for Life memorials

    You may also be interested to know that Trees for Life will also plant groves to stand as memorials. Please click here to visit their memorial page.

    If you are interested in dedicating a tree for someone, please click here to contact us. Or call us on 0870 142 0388.

    Every tree planted as a memorial will have a dedication read out as it is planted. TreeTwist and Trees for Life have been enormously touched by the dedications we have received. We will always do our utmost to honour every detail of every request.

    If you wish to know more about environmentally friendly funerals, please click here to visit our links page.



    Father's Day was invented to honour fathers (and to even up the score in the face of Mother's Day). Father's Day is a day your father should be happy. When you go out of your way to show him you have noticed the fact that he has given up half his life to help bring you up. Consider the sleepless nights he has endured, the number of holidays and treats he has given up in the name of your nappies/wardrobe/Christmas indulgence fund. Lets face it. He wasn't old and haggard before you came along...So think what might make him happy - what might give him the impression that he is appreciated, listened to, loved. Something for Father's day that makes him feel special.

    WristTwist and whole managed tree, a Father's Day gift for £15




    Fathers are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for and if this year you have only got as far as considering giving him a gift wrapped TV control pr a pair of socks, you might want to read on, because alternatively, and more originally, you could plant a tree in his name. Like the ones in the picture. Not the kind of present you get everyday.

    This would be a Father's Day gift that will really leave his mark on our planet and make him feel noticed. Plant him a tree that will outlive any normal mortal and grow on into the future because He (as in Your Dad) Walked The Earth.

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    9. Mother's Day

    TreeTwist your Mother...!
    The plan is, every year, on Mother's Day, you get up in the morning and spend the whole day thinking of your mother. How wonderful she is. All that she has done for you. And you tell her this. Either to her face, or you call her. Ideally you spend time with her and tell her how much she means to you. As a mother myself, I can tell you that this is definitely the plan.

    Zach, a young friend of mine, was once asked at school 'What do mothers do?' His reply delighted his mother - 'Mothers are to love you'. He was quite small at the time, and the writing was a bit dodgy, but the little piece of paper has been hanging framed in the kitchen ever since.

    Below are a few samples of the TreeTwists and what you can do with them - there are more on the Order page and in the Gallery.

    Go on - dedicate a tree to the woman you love!!!

     

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    10. Valentine gifts

    TreeTwist has produced a special edition Twist to celebrate Love. We started it for Valentine's Day, but then thought, hey, how can we tie Love down to one day? So we're letting it run a little to celebrate Luuurve in general. Buy a LoveTwist and we will plant two trees side by side in the Caledonian Forest in North West Scotland, to spend their lives together. What could be more romantic? Imagine getting a LoveTwist from your beloved on your anniversary? On your wedding day? To remind you of the first time you met? Or just to remind you of each other? I can think of a million uses for a LoveTwist....

      


    Instead of buying flowers that have been flown hundreds or thousands of miles only to be thrown away in a weeks time, your lover could have something beautiful he or she can wear in honour of the two trees it represents for a lifetime. A unique and beautiful scarf or WristTwist or loved up TreeClip, handmade in the Orkneys. Wrapped in scarlet tissue and with a card explaining what you have done, it is a wonderful gift with real meaning. Flowers will die in days. Your trees will live for years, perhaps hundreds of years, a real legacy to your love!

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    11. Wedding gifts

    TreeTwists Celebrate Weddings with the Romance of Trees.
    Mark your Wedding Day with pure eco chic style.

    Why not use TreeTwists in place of flowers to decorate & celebrate (so that afterwards you are able give to your guests a fabulous take home gift as a memory).

    TreeTwists as a wedding list ~ a TreeTwist to keep for each guest that contributes to trees in your name, to remind them of your wedding, and to wear to your annual anniversay bash, obviously.

    TreeTwists for all occasions ~ the things that make a TreeTwist perfect for a wedding make them perfect for any celebration, be it your 30th, 50th 80th or your christening!

    The LoveTwist - the ultimate symbol of two lives entwined - Click here to find out more...

    TreeTwisting your wedding

    For those couples who have chosen to mark their wedding celebrations with the planting of trees. As decorative and celebratory looking as they are, TreeTwists can be twisted into your Big Day to great effect. Each one representing a tree, and each one can be given to your guests (or kept yourselves!) as a wonderful reminder of your day.

    As our TreeTwists are all handmade, for orders of a certain size, we can tailor them to your needs, reflecting the colours you have chosen, even the flowers in your bouquet. You can create a theme, TreeTies and TreeClips looped and swagged around the pews or chairs, ....and WristTwists as the perfect gift for a bridesmaid (or flower girls!) - 40 cm of pure wool decorated with woollen flowers, bobbles and leaves, and easily tied on to a wrist of any age! All weddings should have them - wedding flowers with a difference.

    Wedding Lists
    Why not put your wedding List with TreeTwist Ltd? Invite your guests to dedicate trees for you, they will receive a TreeTwist to wear in your honour and in honour of the tree they have planted in your name. You can let them chose which Twist suits them, or you can specify - you can even have an individual and completely unique twist made for the occasion! Each time someone dedicates a tree they will be able to send a personalised message to you, and after the wedding we will send you a certificate stating how many trees were dedicated. Then you can all enjoy wearing the twists for years to come!

    Click here for more information on setting up a Wedding List and planting trees to mark your marriage with TreeTwist

    TreeTwists to mark special occasions.
    Whether you are buying a gift for a friend, a gift to mark a special occasion, such as a wedding, bridesmaids gifts or a christening, or the birthday of a godchild - being able to combine the dedication of trees with a carbon offsetting perfect gift that has real meaning and that will go on having meaning for many years to come. TreeTwists are the perfect accompaniment to an eco-chic wedding - an environmentally friendly idea that has a long term benefit - for the planet with an extra tree, for you and your guests, with their TreeTwist reminders of what you have done. Even if you are not planning an "environmentally friendly" wedding (and planning a wedding can be hard enough without extra complications), incorporating TreeTwists cannot fail to bring extra feelings of happiness and fulfilment!

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