THE photograph illustrating Charles QuestRitson’s article about trees on the Falkland Islands (In the garden, November 9) is of New Island, which lies off the shores of West Falkland. With its towering cliffs, desolate, sweeping skylines, secluded sandy coves and teeming wildlife, it’s one of the most beautiful places that I have been fortunate enough to visit.
To introduce trees and change forever this wild and windswept landscape would surely be a terrible act of vandalism. There are too few wilderness areas left in the world; pull on another coat, I say, and relish the drama of this wonderful place without trying to tame it with trees. Nicholas Tusting, Bedfordshire