Dec 03 2020
Dame Judi Dedication
Anyone stuck for a Christmas gift idea could follow Dame Judi Dench’s lead.
She dedicated a grove at Woodland Trust’s Ledmore and Migdale Wood in Sutherland.
A post marking the grove has recently been erected, after Dame Judi sent out cards last Christmas telling friends she was dedicating the acre of woodland to them.
Dame Judi said: “For many years it has been my habit to plant trees marking occasions in family life. When I saw the Woodland Trust’s dedication scheme it struck me as a marvellous way of gifting something rather beautiful and lasting to friends at Christmas. I looked at information and pictures of various beautiful woods before settling on Ledmore and Migdale. I have not visited personally. Perhaps I shall one day. As the trees grow in the years ahead it is certainly a nice thought that some of my friends might drop by. It does seem a magical spot.”
The pandemic crisis delayed installation of a dedication post at the wood, but it is now in place. It reads:
“These trees have been dedicated at Christmas 2019 for the people we love. Judi Dench and family.”
There was lots of media coverage so we hope the publicity will lead to more dedications.
Ledmore and Migdale is our most northerly site. Dedications are available at over 50 of our woods around the UK.
Scotland PR and Communications Officer