This beech by the green in old Feniton was planted in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Image: Feniton Parish Council
In 1664 John Evelyn published Sylva, A Discourse of Forest Trees, and urged reforestation. It's thought that a million trees were planted in Britain as a result.
I think my favourite tree might be the beech. I climbed one to the top when I was five, and I've planted a weeping copper beech.
Really, I wish I had planted more trees, and it's not too late. It's never too late, especially if you like the idea that a child you will never know will glory in its shade and light and climb it and drink in the air it makes.