Significant Trees is an overarching title given to a series of research and artistic projects undertaken by the artist Caroline Locke.

Caroline Locke is an artist whose work has been attuned to natural ecologies for many years. Her 'Significant Trees' projects involve recording data from trees, relating trees to movement, rhythms and frequencies. As part of these projects Caroline has collected stories from the public, cast tree fruit in bronze and made works with handbells tuned to different tree frequencies. She has recently been awarded funding from Derby University to work with The John Taylor Bell Foundry to cast a small tower bell.

In an attempt to find ways to understand and respond to a new geological age, Caroline is beginning to develop and lead public events that reimagine ways in which to think about, interact with and relate to the Earth. One of the underlying focuses of the research is on identifying the need for closer connection with and greater understanding of nature.
Current artistic research involves sound rhythms and trees.

Further information about the artist Caroline Locke and be found here:
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Meeting Eileen
  •  27/07/2022 06:12 PM

The Suffragettes planted the Suffragette Arboretum between 1909 and 1912. One solitary Austrian Pine, planted in 1909 by Rose Lamartine Yates, survives to this day. This tree is part of my Significant Tree Project and it is in Eileen's back garden!

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John Taylor Bells Visit
  •  27/07/2022 05:55 PM

Testing the pitch for future tree bells at John Taylor’s Bell Foundry

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