• The Consolation of Urban Trees

    In my early twenties (longer ago than I care to admit) I moved from a home in rural Gloucestershire to Redditch – a new town in the Midlands. For a year I lived in a flat with a view across a car park to other car parks beyond – but there were chestnuts, and they […]

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  • Charter Champions Day- Threat Detectors

    We will be holding a series of days this year, to encourage Charter Champions to think about their role after November. These days will be an opportunity to see the work of the Woodland Trust, and get involved with other volunteering positions. The first day will be for Threat Detectors: I’d like to invite you […]

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  • Forest School- Why Trees?

    I had a conversation with someone the other day that was interested in Forest School, but questioned why the ethos put an emphasis on it taking place in a woodland. It made me remember how I had a similar concern when I was first introduced to Forest School. At the time I wondered why a […]

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  • Tree – mendous Fun in Penny Woods

    It was just after the war when our little gang of intrepid boy explorers found our way for the first time into ‘Penny Woods’. This little woodland is nestled below the 14thcentury church of St Mary’s in Penwortham on the outskirts of Preston in Lancashire. The wood itself could be graded into two parts, one […]

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  • Celebrities and the Tree Charter

    The Tree Charter is an exciting project, with lots of potential! We finish gathering tree stories at the end of February 2017: We have asked some celebrities to share their thoughts on why trees and woods are important to them, and why a Tree Charter is so vital.   Nigel Havers, an English actor who […]

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  • Planting Trees For The Future

    When I moved to Corn Helyg in July 2010 I felt a calling to plant trees, lots of them! The 6 acre field that came with our cottage was inhabited with sheep and when the sheep left five months later for pastures new, we were left with a compacted (and in some places) a very […]

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  • Blocking the bulldozers in Bassaleg to save mature trees

    Newport tree campaigners now take their battle to the County Court Local activists from the Charter Branch Save our Woodlands Bassaleg were so concerned about the loss of important local trees in their area that they were willing to stand in front of bulldozers when contractors tried to fell them. The trees are on private land, […]

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  • Show the Love- The Climate Coalition

    Why are trees and woodlands so important to protect the people, places and lives we love from climate change? Many of our most cherished places are already affected by climate change – and many more across the length and breadth of the UK are at risk. From the seaside towns we holiday in, to the […]

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  • Jewish, Christian and Muslim teens show their love for the environment together…

    Interfaith Planting Teenagers from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith schools across London came together on 7 February to plant trees at Heartwood Forest and demonstrate a shared love for trees and the wider environment. 45 teenage boys and girls from Muslim, Jewish and Christian single-faith schools planted saplings at the Woodland’s Trust Heartwood Forest in […]

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  • Charter Branch activities

    Wild Elements is one of our Charter Branches, based in Bangor, Wales. They are a social enterprise, and have been helping us to collect tree stories to contribute towards the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Below you can read some of the stories that they have collected, and watch a video that they have […]

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