Tree Letters is a new project launched by writer Gabriel Hemery.
Over the course of a year, Gabriel will be visiting trees throughout Britain and writing a personal letter to the tree and place. He’s inviting others to share their letters. Find out how you can take part.
The letter will be tucked inside a letter capsule where it will wait to be discovered (afterwards the capsule will make a great bug hotel). A unique password attached to the capsule will allow the discoverer to write and submit their own letter on this website. The password will only be available from the letter or container left with each tree, and will be specific to that tree.
The discoverer of the letter might come across it by chance, or deliberately seek it out after reading about the project online and exploring the interactive map of tree locations.
Whether eight or eighty, love writing or if it’s been a while, anyone can take part in the project. Gabriel hopes that his letter and the wonder of nature will inspire people to write and submit something in response.
Over time, Tree Letters will appear across the length and breadth of Britain, nestling deep in the countryside or hidden in plain view among our urban emeralds.
Ultimately the collection of letters, both from Gabriel and members of the public, may be published in a book, but that will depend on the success of the response.