"In every walk with nature one recieves more than he seeks." John Muir
It all began in a wood in Mumbles, South Wales, where Helen Evans grew up. Her adventures into the trees, and the soft and beautiful landscapes of Gower, inspired a life-long love of nature and, in particular, trees. So when she met her husband Graham and they had their four children, they all ventured into the trees together - dogs and all. There they enjoyed picnics, camp fires, building dens and climbing trees, with everyone getting muddy and scruffy!
On hearing about the Tree of the Year (launched by The Woodland Trust), Helen had the idea for the Treebies and started work on bringing these daring, busy and playful little creatures to life. The tales of their adventures are intended to take you into the trees and to recapture a childhood that in today’s world of growing urban landscapes and virtual technology has, for many children, been lost.
As her own children became adults, so grew the concern for the environment and the need for a greater awareness and protection of our natural world. A shared passion that has resulted in the Treebies becoming a family project with all three daughters - Sophie, Lisa and Rhiannon - taking part.