Tree for Ellie at Forest

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Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby dan » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:34 pm

Hey there,

so as many of you know a good friend of Forest, Ellie, died earlier this year. Ben ,her husband, along with other folk wanted to plant a tree for her in Edinburgh, and since she was really involved with the Forest we were hoping to plant it in the garden, along with a little plaque or something like this. How do people feel about this?

The tree will be a silver birch, as requested by Ben.

Let me know thoughts, and if it's ok'd then is there a good place to put it? Is anyone on the garden right now who I should speak to?

Thanks,

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby ravanwin » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:00 pm

would be nice.

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby nix » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:06 pm

Great ...

Blue still has an overview of the Garden ... and was the last to do something.

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby milk » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:11 pm

sounds a great idea.

blue is meant to be the garden coordinator, though i don't think he or anyone else has been active in keeping it sorted (it's full of nettles atm).
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Shannon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:52 pm

Of course. But is the garden really the best place to put it? If we end up leaving the building will something happen to the tree?

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby ravanwin » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:31 pm

more reason to stay.... I'd say.

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby baloo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:39 pm

actually very few nettles which is a shame. There is absolutely no problem with a birch tree in tha garden, i have seed packets for flowers to make a memorial bed for Ellie, was also gonna do something for Jack. The tree can be planted in a sunken pot, there are some very big ones so it could happily live for a long time without being moved. Planting too close to the buildings may be an issue with roots and the buildings structure, so a big ol pot would be best. It will look like is planted eh.

I would love to prepare the space before the tree arrives, does anyone want to help?
It would be lovely to turn the garden back into something yielding, and mix this with a place to remember those we have loved that have journeyed on....
Sometime this week i guess.
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Jane » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:41 pm

I totally like the idea of something for Ellie and Jack too. x
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby ravanwin » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:50 pm

both would be very nice.

i vote for topiary... if we can.

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby nix » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:54 am

call me.

I'll get my hands dirty.

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby baloo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:24 pm

topiary would be ace.
I will draw up a plan, post it for inspection.
Input for shapes, themes, colours anything....welcome here.
x this is what the garden should be for. Anyone who trashes it will loose their fingers and\or the ability to walk. x
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby dan » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:35 am

Hey ok great, looks like everyone up for it and Ellie's family really want to come up for it. They are planning January 16th, sound ok?

D xxx
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Susana » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:57 am

Fantastic! Both for Ellie and Jack. In its moment I had given some seeds to Baloo to maybe do something for Ellie. But the garden hasn't been attended for a long while and it certainly needs care, anyway. I would love to be able to offer muscle power for the work in the garden but I'm afraid it is not a good idea for me; however what I can do indeed is to offer reposition of energy through a platter of sushi, Miso soup and thick Spanish Hot Chocolate... Any one wanting to partake in the feast?? 8)
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby baloo » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:23 pm

january 16th, spanish hotchocolate....dream come true.x
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Stephen » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:51 pm

Hi there, Just spoke to Saska, she asked me to pass on the message that Ellie's brother can make it for the 9th of January only. Hope this does not cause bother to anyone if the date is changed. Hope i passed this message on correctly.

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby baloo » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:18 am

january 9th, spanish hotchocolate....dream come true.x
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby baloo » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:37 pm

so as soon as it thaws the tree goes in. Was the afternoon nice? i felt funny about coming, i had a thing to say but it all revolved around the garden.....i hope you passed on my love.x
Do we have the tree?
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby cornelia » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:45 pm

Hellu cornelia, let me know when you decide to plant the tree, since im really up for gettin involved in the garden this would be a really nice occasion

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby ravanwin » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:02 pm

re: ellie -- do we want to have A Maxwell item on the new forest menu? if so - what? if not - sorry if that was a crass idea.
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby dan » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:07 pm

ravanwin wrote:re: ellie -- do we want to have A Maxwell item on the new forest menu? if so - what? if not - sorry if that was a crass idea.
r

possibly beans on toast? We should ask Ben c, he would know.
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby ravanwin » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:01 pm

dan - you wanna ask ben for us - just to see if that is ok?
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Susana » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:08 am

Ah, Sorry i missed it. I had entered the 16th as the due day... What a pity.
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby dan » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:34 am

ravanwin wrote:re: ellie -- do we want to have A Maxwell item on the new forest menu? if so - what? if not - sorry if that was a crass idea.
r

do we still want to go ahead and ask Ben or should we keep it just to handsome jack? D x
Susana - we haven't planted it yet! Ground was frozen. So don't worry you can still be involved x
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby ravanwin » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:06 pm

dan - you is the master of morals and ethics. i think it would be nice / funny / fitting but would understand if it would feel disrespectful so....

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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Susana » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:54 pm

i agree with Ryan...
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby baloo » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:02 pm

early feb for trees and such.xxx
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Re: Tree for Ellie at Forest

Postby Susana » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:44 am

people, what is happening with this? Is it still time to plant something? I am expecting a bunch of bulbs from a Guardian offer and can give very many of them to our garden.. :shock:
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