SPELL’s Apolo-tree



I’ve used a lot of paper,

I know that’s pretty bad,

and when I think about it

it makes me kind of sad.


I’ve pondered on the problem,

I’ve thought about it hard

and that used up realms of paper

and stacks and stacks of card.DSC09979


I’ve racked my brains and wondered

what could one person do?

I’ve paced and agonized,

as I’m sure you have too.


And then one frosty night

in the Marquis pub,

some of us were brainstorming

fueled by beer and grubDSC09978


And so we hit upon it!

Yippee! Yippee! we cried,

we’ve got a good solution

and one we haven’t tried.


We could offset our footprint

and plant a tree to growDSC09967

and there and then we dubbed it

with the name you all now know.


We’re sorry for the paper used,

this is contrition that you see.

We hope the earth will accept

our heartfelt apolo-tree.



Suzi Shimwell

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