The Treeflights blog

Two chaps with a passion for trees in dotcom startup drama

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

maiden flight


Treeflights went live on the summer solstice- hopefully an auspicious date for a maiden flight!

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We're based up in the Cambrian mountains of Mid-Wales, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world! So OK, after a few billion years they've been worn down into gentle slopes, but we're still 1100 feet up, catching all the wind and rain the Irish sea has to offer.

Treeflights is Ru's idea, and I've draughted myself in as geek/nurseryman/graphics consultant. There's no pay of course- everything has to go on an endless list of bills, land costs, solicitors fees, etc. Like planting a Tree from seed, and nurturing and watering it, same as the 20,000 seedling trees in our nursery.

When we get an order Ru perks up, shouts 'treeeFLIGHT!!' so I'll know he'll be in a good mood for the day. Why not 'make it a Treeflight' just to make my life easier? huh? We're really excited that people feel they can trust us, so we'll be emailing everyone who buys trees from us a picture of their tree- once planting starts in autumn.

Tom

4 Comments:

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous patricia said...

Well, it all sounds so wonderful, I just might have to come and visit you guys one day...you never know. I would want to time it with someone making an order...just to hear the strangled cries of 'Treeflight' from 'the boss'...I'll have to work something out. Anyway, keep the vision strong - you are creating a good and worthy service.

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous L said...

Dear Silverback,
You sound like an utter loon - in a good way. I laughed. A LOT and even outloud! Keep up the extremely amusing banter.

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Patrick said...

Ah, Oldsilverback eh? The last resting place of the disenfranchised alpha male? I think it suits you well sir. Can we have more photos of you sitting up in your tree casting an eye over the younger, fitter members of the pack, please?

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous pamela said...

I too feel that those kind of photos may add something to the blog...that feeling of getting back to nature, connecting with something essential, real and so on. But are there any other younger, fitter members of the pack? It remains to be seen.
Yours expectantly.

 

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