When Janet Howes died of heart failure in 1995, she was just 50 years old. She’d spent 33 years married to the love of her life, Winston, who was devastated by her passing.
Winston wanted to create a memorial for his late wife, but it had to be spectacular. Many people plant a tree, dedicate a park bench or create some piece of artwork to celebrate the life of their dearly departed.
Winston did all three — and then some.
With the help of his son, Winston — a farmer in possession of 112 acres in the countryside of Gloucestershire, England — planted not one but thousands of oak saplings, dedicating six acres to his project.