An intimate look at the bold declarations of love carved on the trees in Epping Forest. Stretched and distorted by the growing trees over many decades, they no longer offer the same optimistic promise of eternal love they were intended to. Names and initials have become a mangled mess of lumpy bark, and as memories of romances fade away so do the hearts.
The collection is now past 900 hearts, found in every part of the forest.
IMPORTANT! Carving hearts is an alluring romantic gesture but it causes injury to the trees. Let’s enjoy the existing hearts while not carving new ones.