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An acre of stunning woodland in the heart of Kent's Hucking Estate, UK, is now protected for posterity in Michael's memory thanks to the star's devoted fans around the world.
On 5th November 2012, as Michael Jackson's fans celebrated having collected enough money to build and furnish an entire children's home in Liberia, West Africa, they were immediately working on fulfilling another dream, this time in caring for and protecting trees. It is a subject that the star cared passionately about and his fans clearly feel the same, since the entire £3000 (approx $4500 USD) was raised by mid-January 2013. In just over two months, an acre of protected woodland was secured in Michael's memory and, thanks to the UK's Woodland Trust who diligently care for, own and protect such woodlands, Michael's Acre is now protected in Michael's memory for posterity.
Approximately the size of a small soccer pitch, the ancient woodland acre of land in the heart of Kent's glorious Hucking Estate, contains up to 100 trees and attractive bluebells when in season, too. What's more, an expertly-crafted bench together with dedication plaque will be placed in the acre between July-August 2013, at a beautiful spot next to a large old oak tree, similar to Michael's famed 'Giving Tree' in which he wrote some of his most inspirational songs. Now fans have a beautiful place in the UK, where they can meet, relax and reflect on the life and legacy of a man who gave his all to make this world a better place. To read more about Michael's Acre, click here.
The inscription on the bench reads:
In loving memory of Michael Jackson:
beloved icon and tireless humanitarian.
Michael's Acre has been made possible by
fans worldwide whose lives his gentle
spirit touched. "What about flowering
fields, is there a time?" ~ Earth Song.
ABOVE: This is where Michael's dedication bench will be placed :-)