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Lucy Pittaway Live on BBC Breakfast

Lucy Pittaway Live on BBC Breakfast

What an incredible day it was! Sitting on that famous red sofa felt like a real pinch-me moment. Being invited onto #BBCBreakfast News to speak about our journey and our vision for the future was such a privilege.

It all began with the fall of the majestic Sycamore Gap tree, a moment that sparked something truly special. Inspired by this event, we embarked on a creative journey that led us to a woodland trail near Masham, North Yorkshire, where we breathed new life into the landscape.

When I decided to immortalise the fallen tree in my artwork, little did I know it would blossom into something even greater. With a pledge to plant a tree for every print sold, we set out to create a legacy woodland. And now, with over 2,800 prints sold, we're turning that vision into reality!

Last week, I had the privilege of planting the first whips at the Swinton Estate, alongside Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, the estate's owner. Our mission? To create a legacy that would leave a positive and lasting impact.

More than 600 whips—sycamore, oak, rowan, and hazel trees—have already taken root, with plans for even more later this year. This woodland, nestled around the 200-year-old Druid's Temple, will be a sanctuary for generations to come.

Imagine strolling along a pathway, lined with chippings from fallen larch trees, through a woodland adorned with artistic installations, cosy relaxation spots, and educational boards. I hope that this space will not only provide relaxation but also inspire a newfound appreciation for art and nature.

As I put it, "If it can inspire people’s interest in art and the countryside, then the legacy of the Sycamore Gap tree will be a positive one."

Curious to delve deeper into the Sycamore Gap story? Click the link below to learn more:

SEE MORE: Our journey so far...

And there you have it—a glimpse into our unforgettable adventure on BBC Breakfast and the remarkable journey of the Sycamore Gap artwork. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to grow our legacy woodland and inspire hearts along the way!