The Land of Uprightness was a fir grove located behind Ruth Dutton's house in Shrewsbury, Prince Edward Island. It was thus named by Emily Byrd Starr who discovered the spot during her high school studies. The name refers to the trees' tallness and straightness. Emily loved to walk and study in the grove and often found inspiration for her poetry there. It was also a place where she could escape her Aunt Ruth's constant scolding and intrusion.