The white writing on the green background is a little difficult to read, so here is a transcript:
Yews For The Millennium
In the next millennium yew trees will continue to grow to advanced ages in thousands of parishes in Britain, aided by the Conservation Foundation's Yews For The Millennium project. Newly planted seedlings - taken as cuttings from trees estimated to be at least 2000 years old - will eventually see the passing of more centuries and witness more history than any of us can begin to imagine.
Visitors to the Eden Project at St Austell in Cornwall will be able to explore two huge 'biomes' or greenhouses, home to complete collections of plants from all the climates of the world. More than 300 people will be employed in the garden at Eden to help grow everything from coconuts to sunflowers.
Millennium Seed Bank
Over the next 50 years a quarter of the worlds 240,000 species of seed-bearing plants could face extinction. The Millennium Seed Bank project at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, set up by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, aims to conserve seeds from all of the U.K.'s 1400 native plants by 2000 and a further 10 per cent of species worldwide by 2010.
Millennium Forest For Scotland
New life is being breathed back into the Scottish woodlands through the Millennium Forest for Scotland project. From Shetland Islands to Dumfries the Outer Hebrides to Edinburgh, dozens of ancient woodlands are being regenerated and new ones created, reversing a long period of decline and benefiting both people and wildlife.
The poem inside the pack is by Holly Ruth Hopkins, one of the winners of the Simon Elvin Young Poet of The Year Award 1999.
This one features the Elberta Peach and I have two examples; this one on a card from Vancouver Island, and a second, unfranked one, from Niagara Falls. The cards were dated June 1997 and May 1998. It was actually issued on 31 July 1995.
The second stamp features Quercus Alnifolia from a commemorative set of four stamps* of Trees of Cyprus, issued on 27 October 1994. This is the Golden Oak, so we're back to tiny acorns and mighty oaks again.
*The other trees in the set were, Cyprus Cedar, Black Pine and Strawberry Tree.
As a bonus I thought you might like to see some of our native trees here in Lanzarote. After our walk today we stopped in a lovely little village called Teseguite. This square next to the village church was 'muy tranquilo' - very peaceful, and we enjoyed twenty minutes wandering round, looking at the flowers and of course, the trees.
Branch out and visit Viridian and her fellow stamp enthusiasts to see what they made of the prompt.