A week-long conference in Scotland will explore the ‘symbolic powers and mystical and spiritual connections of trees’.

The Spirit of Trees event, organised by the Findhorn Foundation and the Forestry Commission, takes place between October 5-12 during Treefest Scotland 2002 and will be attended by writers and speakers from across the world, including a healer who uses tree imagery and a native North American with ‘special connections’ with the black ash tree. For more information contact Treefest on 0131 314 6444.