November 9, 2015 /
Italia Peretti

Ward Serrill’s TreeStory

It’s not too often that we have such a well-known documentarian in our midst. That is why we were so excited to have Ward Serrill on hand at our last Tree Advocate meeting of the year to share portions of his web-series TreeStory.

TreeStory, is a film project that aims to reconnect people to nature through heroic stories of activism inspired by a relationship with one tree, including moving interviews from individuals such as Alan Watson Featherstone, who is diligently working to protect and re-forest the Scottish Highlands after massive devastation from developing infrastructure.

Alan’s story, along with many others will be available online in the coming weeks. All demonstrate how one person can truly make a difference, and in the words of Ward:

“If we can build awareness around people’s connection to one tree maybe that will expand to stewardship for trees collectively.”

You can also find a very personal TreeStory from our very own Design and Advocacy Intern Dominic Homac on our blog Tree Speak.

We’d love to hear yours too. Share it with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by tagging us (@CaseyTrees) and using the hashtag #mytreestory

Hopefully these stories will empower you to take the next step in protecting D.C.’s trees — registering for our free, one-day advocacy workshop Stand Up for Trees on January 30, 2016. Not only will you get to know other tree lovers, but you will get to learn how to successfully advocate for safeguarding and adding new trees across the District.