We need you to help us understand what people want and need from the UK’s trees. Add your voice and help us create the charter. You could tell us about a tree that is special to you, an experience you’ve had in a wood or share your thoughts on how trees and woods make you feel. It can be a short memory or a quick anecdote, or something longer.

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  • Grandparents Day Sunday 2nd October visit-woods-competition-2012

    Grandparent’s day is this weekend   Grandparent’s Day is a special day, which is celebrated all over the world. And it is this Sunday, October 2nd! It is a special day to value and celebrate the love of Grandparents for Granchildren and vice versa!   Trees and their ‘children’ Trees also come in varying ages! read more

  • Adventures in Tree-dom adventure-in-tree-dom-dave-wood-photo

    Adventures in Tree-dom   ‘It stood there, bending and withering over the dry and dusty sand’.   The first time I received any praise for my writing, I was in the final year at William Howitt Junior School, Heanor, circa 1977 with a teacher feared like a monster from the deep. I even got my read more

  • Living With Trees Trees are truly amazing and I can't imagine a world without them. They breathe life into the world and we really couldn't live without them. This tree is the view from my window in spring, which is my favourite season without a doubt. It is truly stunning in full bloom and brings a smile to my face every day!

    I grew upon the edge of Hainault Forest, so trees were an essential part of my life, and so easy to reach. They are living, sentient things, and I love to see them grow and flourish; I’m deeply saddened when I hear they are under threat or have died. I time the progress of the read more

  • Living With Trees All through my life I have found great healing, inspiration and joy spending time in Woodland. It has always been essential to my all round well being. I walk every day in the woods, gathering little treasures of natural wonder, feeling the elements on my skin and opening up to see and hear the plants, trees and woodland inhabitants. The first tree I fell in love with was an enormous Beech growing around and above two slabs of granite in my garden. I spent many hours at it's foot dreaming and playing. A sweet chestnut now has my heart in my local woods. I go there to clear my busy mind and receive inspiration. I offer Creative Journeys in these local woodlands to connect people to their senses and their imaginations so they really see the beauty and value of these places as part of their lives. I have recently discovered the research into the health benefits of Japanese practice of forest bathing, "Shinrin-yoku". This research scientifically proves how time with trees helps release stress, trauma and anxiety. We are designed to flourish in and with Nature, not concrete, it is our natural home.

    I grew upon the edge of Hainault Forest, so trees were an essential part of my life, and so easy to reach. They are living, sentient things, and I love to see them grow and flourish; I’m deeply saddened when I hear they are under threat or have died. I time the progress of the read more

  • My Love Of Trees

    My favourite tree is the Silver Birch. The way she sways in the breeze and the way the silver bark shines in the sun and on moonlit evenings. I love the rustling sound as you walk through the wood, the sweet smell of the bark and the blue flame when it’s used for firewood. I read more