• Lynda Hallinan's Blog: Tree hugging for the non-hippies

    1 month ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    C an't see the woods for the trees? Here's how to find meditative pleasure in giving midwinter hugs to towering trunks.
    Words: Lynda Hallinan Photos: Sally Tagg
    Dame Judi Dench is a jolly good stick. The 86-year-old Oscar-winning actor met her 76-year-old boyfriend at the opening of his Surrey squirrel enclosure, and as well as being an adventurous environmentalist, she's a dedicated dendrophile.
    In her BBC documentary My Passion for Trees , Dame Judi gives an old oak an affectionate caress as she wanders through her woodland garden. “Ever since I was a little girl, I've adored trees,” she...
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