Tree Gifting Concept

   

Tree Gifting Concept

‘Trees are your best antiques.’ – Alexander Smith

It feels like everyone’s telling us to go green these days. Get a hybrid car! Install solar panels! Buy carbon credits! Sometimes, it all feels a little overwhelming.

Heartwood was created with the idea that small things count. The gifts we give each other shouldn’t be instantly forgettable (another gift voucher), or temporary (like flowers). Instead they should be sustainable symbols: good for giver, receiver, and the environment. Better than a diamond, a tree really is forever – growing, living, greening.

Heartwood was founded in 2009 by Jenni Rowe. An established businesswoman, Jenni founded the luxury Harfield Guest Villa with her husband, Graham, fifteen years ago. In 2000, Harfield Guest Villa was voted best Guesthouse in South Africa. It continues to run successfully.

Trees are our poems, and our histories. Aristotle taught under a tree. Buddha achieved enlightenment through one. And Newton was inspired. Oaks, they say, are wise. Olive trees bring peace. The Weeping Willow mourns. In Norse mythology, the world is a giant Ash – its roots tangled in the affairs of man, its branches brushing the stars.

And at the core of every tree is its Heartwood. With rings listing battle scars and new growth. Recording a history; writing a poem. What will yours say?

It almost goes without saying that we always try to do the right thing for the environment. We’ve taken care to wrap our trees in compostable bags, derived from natural starches. Any paper we use is 100% recycled, and acid-free. And our planters are made from invasive Port Jacksons, cut down and re-used by local entrepreneurs. We plant with pride!

Sustainability is part of our process. Read more

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