Chris 40th

Published December 1, 2021 by

Our tree was donated for our very good friend, Chris Pollard, for his 40th birthday.

In loving memory of our Mum

Published November 17, 2021 by

A lovely tree memorial for our much loved and greatly missed Mum, who was born and raised in the area close to the location of the planted tree.

Happy memories

Published November 15, 2021 by

We remember a couple who had long lives, and enjoyed the outdoors, sharing their enthusiasm for birds in particular.


Published October 15, 2021 by

A great idea and cause. Let’s all do our bit to encourage others to make it a resounding success!

A tree for Mum

Published October 4, 2021 by

Mum loved to grow plants and orchids- green fingers for sure! She loved being outdoors and therefore a tree in her memory is such a befitting memorial to her. We will walk the dog and watch your tree grow every day mum . Forever in our hearts x

A kind and gentle soul

Published September 20, 2021 by

Sponsoring a tree in memory of my late wife, in one of her favourite places to walk. The peace and tranquillity in Lauriston Castles gardens was a place to go where stress just melted away.


Published August 23, 2021 by

My husband who died of MND on the 28th April 2021 loved Leith and I wanted to have a living memorial to him.

Sebastiano Ricci

Published August 18, 2021 by

The most alive, sunny, big hearted man I ever met. Seb loved being outside and most dearly loved being with his family and friends, dancing, drinking wine, playing with the children, talking and laughing. He missed the hills looking across to Rome but loved Edinburgh and wee Dunbar’s Close Garden, sitting in the summer mornings doing the crossword badly whilst drinking a good coffee. He would heartily approve of supporting the trees. I miss him every minute. Mio marito, TAS, tesoro.


A tree in memory of Geoff

Published June 5, 2021 by

Remembering Geoff

Bill Baumback Dad Pa

Published April 28, 2021 by

Well you wanted to return to Edinburgh, so here you go. The only one of us to get over the border.

Love Hannah, Keith and Family x


Angus harkness

Published April 25, 2021 by

In memory of Angus Harkness, often walked on the hill when we lived in Campbell avenue

Memorial Tree

Published February 12, 2021 by

My Dad was born and bred in Edinburgh and although he left he never forgot his roots and we would return many times to visit and listen to his stories about his past. I am delighted to have adopted a tree in his memory and I know he would have loved this idea.



Published February 6, 2021 by

In memory of Alan Longmuir founder of the Bay City Rollers. We won’t let the music die.

In loving memory of Margaret Schneider

Published December 9, 2020 by

In loving memory of Margaret (Meg) Schneider

30-10-1927 – 09-11-2020

Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me
not as I am now, but as I use to be.

Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.


Published November 2, 2020 by

In memory of my great friend Dave MacKay. Talented, funny, the best company. I miss you every day.

In loving memory of Jen Ogg

Published June 4, 2020 by

In loving memory of our mummy.

Jen Ogg
29.06.80 – 08.07.19

Always missed. Always with us, forever remembered and loved.

‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly’

Supporting our City

Published April 12, 2020 by

The members of Beltane Fire Society wanted to give back to both the city that hosts our amazing festival as well as supporting our planet by helping to plant more trees.

In memory of my step-son Dr Will Reid

Published January 31, 2020 by

For William, remembering the many happy times we all spent with you on Blackford Hill.
It was a privilege to have you in our lives.


In memory of Libby Scott

Published December 18, 2019 by

Your copper beech tree mum – enjoy the view!
Your beloved daughter, Jules

Nan and Jack Hullah

Published December 16, 2019 by

In loving memory of my Mum and Dad, who loved the countryside. Their garden was a joy to them and gave pleasure to many others. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

For our Volunteer Community

Published November 20, 2019 by

This donation was chosen by our volunteer community as part of our charities commitment to offsetting our carbon footprint. We thank our volunteers for pushing us to look after the environment that we share and work, live and play within.


Published June 28, 2019 by

Forever in our thoughts.
So little time, so many memories.
Always thinking of you.
Mum & Dad.

The value of trees

Published June 21, 2019 by

Never underestimate the restorative value of green spaces and trees, they are essential to our mental welfare

Dr Peter Hall. 1931-2016

Published May 15, 2019 by

My father was born Petra Hecht in Czechoslovakia in 1931, escaping to England with his parents after their home was ransacked by the Gestapo while they were sheltering with family after the Nazi invasion. He settled in England, completed his national service with the RAF as a Wing Commander and eventually became a senior consultant psychiatrist. He worked for many years in the NHS and pioneered much of the work around “care in the community” and later specialised in eating disorders.
To me and my two brothers he was just “Dad”. I remember fondly all those childhood moments with him that seemed inconsequential at the time and only now do I realise how precious they were: walks in the countryside, family holidays and his amazing ability to blow double smoke rings when smoking his pipe!
He was very keen on his trees and long recognised the importance of a good quality environment to mental health. His Phd in 1963 was on this very subject. Although he settled and brought up his family South of the border he was very familiar and fond of Edinburgh. As a newly qualified doctor in the 1950s he served as a locum in Leith for a few months and was a regular visitor when I settled in Edinburgh in the 90s. He always said that Edinburgh reminded him a little of Prague and I know that both professionally and personally, he would very much approve of any work to protect and enhance the benefits from the trees of Edinburgh.

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