Swedish Midsommar, 23 June, is a celebration of the summer solstice, life and love, and is one of the most celebrated holidays in Sweden.
As our founder Andrew Baud has Swedish roots (Tala means ‘speak’ in Swedish), the extended TALA family spent the longest day of the year at our woodland in Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire, with drinks, music, games, flower garland making, maypole dancing and delicious food, including traditional Swedish smörgås tårta and matjessill.
Most importantly, we were able to visit our flourishing trees.
The ‘TALA Woodland’ is an area where we have planted a tree for every person that has worked for TALA and for our clients, as a thank you for being part of our story.
Like TALA, our copse has started out small, with space for steady growth. Eventually we hope to have over 100 trees of nearly 20 different species in our woodland including Hazel, Hornbeam, Crab Apple, Silver Birch, Field Maple, Grey Alder and many more.
We planted these trees to create a wonderful haven for wildlife for years to come, and to nurture something permanent that will outlive us all. The woodland represents our hard work, and values of sustainability and our desire to help to make the world a better place.