About Us

Fellowship of the Trees is a collaborative of committed people who have cocreated a vision from our hearts into care for the planet.

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We are a fast growing grassroots movement, we have heard the call of the Earth and we are responding with love-in-action.

This call to take action to align with the trees and nature, to help climate and community is a powerful vision we share – a vision of fellowship with trees and all of nature.

We are a manifestation from weaving together indigenous wisdom, stewardship, environmental and sacred activism along with models of regenerative culture. We emulate nature’s patterns, structures and teachings to inspire as well as facilitate solutions locally and globally.

Our mission is to connect communities by combining purposeful intention with action to re-wild, regenerate, and restore land and culture, ensuring a thriving Earth for future generations.

Since our beginnings in Summer 2019, we’ve planted thousands of trees in different locations around the UK.

We have created community events involving music, art, poetry, workshops, planting and fundraising. We have collaborated with other community projects in partnerships, bringing many people together in conscious sacred connection to the Earth and each other. We have a growing social media following, where we have created an online space for the sharing of resources and ideas.

Our values.

Future generations: we recognise action is required now to leave future generations a world which is healthy, nourished as well as regenerated and abundant.

Peaceful and sacred activism: we embrace a fusion of spiritual alongside indigenous knowledge, cultural as well as ancestral traditions, courage, love, compassion and gratitude, with conscious radical action in the world.

Compassionate and conscious: being of service to the Earth bridging systems of ecology, education and conservation/regeneration to ensure an interdependence of unity through love and integrity.

Co-creative: collaborative in nature offering a way of council for all to play their part, however big or small; providing space for individual gifts and contributions to be honoured.

Connectivity: connecting communities to wholeness and wilderness to restore a healthy relationship between people and the planet.

Diversity: appreciating that it takes people with different identities, ideas, strengths, interests, faiths and cultural backgrounds to make our fellowship whole, we encourage and respect differences of opinion and lifestyle to enrich the movement.

Inner Development: we recognise both inner and outer landscapes are our responsibility. Supportive, sacred spaces are offered within the fellowship to invite people to participate in self-care, personal development, and reflective practice.

Conscious and intersectional mobilisation: we inspire passion, enthusiasm, commitment and action for a healthier planet. We organise to reflect that those most affected by the ecological and climate crises should be at the forefront of action for environmental and social justice

Integrity: we are consistently open, honest, ethical and aligned with our hearts placing our natural world, including humanity, first.

Transparency: we are open in communication, responsibility, accountability.

Respect: ensuring that internal and external communications are sensitive, respectful, and considerate.

Our approach.

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Unite

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Create

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Regenerate

Our way is to embrace spiritual and practical aspects of restoring, regenerating as well as protecting the natural world and ourselves, with the knowing that we are intrinsically connected. We aim to inspire as well as empower people to come together and reconnect with nature and to take responsibility on a conscious level to move into a new paradigm of interbeing.

We take inspiration from characteristics exemplified by forests: communication, networking, collaboration, mutual support, strength in togetherness, and interdependence.

Fellowship of the Trees is part of the movement that invites a lifestyle culture in which humanity can live in harmonious, symbiotic interrelationship with themselves, each other and this Earth that we call home. We believe that by creating space for individuals to be of service to the natural world, we can promote their well-being whilst also creating loving, inclusive communities of activists.

We recognise that indigenous communities hold the wisdom that is caring for much of the Earth’s biodiversity. And we understand that the loss of nature impacts most on people in the global South and at the same time that marginalised and minority communities in the UK suffer disproportionately from polluted and unhealthy environments. Environmental and social justice are woven into the fabric of our work as part of the transformation to a better world for present and future generations.

Photos from previous projects.

The wisdom of the trees.

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Dreams were important to ancient societies and in many world cultures yet this has been replaced with the society of the spectacle in modern culture. Fellowship of the Trees believes it is time we reclaim the importance of dreams by bringing them into reality. There is a collective dream in today’s world, an urgent calling to which we are responding. We are dreaming into reality a network bridging the wisdom of indigenous and ancient dreaming, within modern day landscapes.

Trees and integrity are synonymous concepts: The integrity of tree’s structures, their dynamics and individual characters, as well as their family systems and communities are exemplary. It is something that the ancients respected and science is only beginning to glimpse and understand.

Trees have survived the millennia and supported the entire globe through their constant and intrinsically ever evolving fellowship. This is how they have stood the test of time, through their collaborative system of interdependence and communication. We choose now to learn from them and model a movement of tree-based philosophy and activism based upon this principle.

It is through the innate structure of trees and their cohesion that our global ecosystem is made possible. We hold it as self-evident that if we take the principles demonstrated by trees as guidance we will naturally work in fellowship with them.

In so doing, we will be allowing nature’s powers of healing and restoration of balance to take their course ensuring success. The trunk or central spine of our ethos is that heart and mind meet and collaborate in conception and in harmony branch out into multi-faceted implementation of systems and channels to apply to every situation as needed. This is in order to protect, restore, regenerate and educate and support the individual and the collective to live in fellowship with each other, living in accordance with nature’s teachings and ways.

This is a movement of urgency motivated by love with a unified vision that an abundant and healthy world be restored and mapping assured for future generations.

Meet the team

Marguerite Leathley

Marguerite Leathley

Director
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Nancy Joyce Hunter

Nancy Joyce Hunter

Director
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Luciana

Luciana Corp

Director
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Andy Egan 2

Andy Egan

Director
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Join us to grow and restore forests and communities for future generations.