• The Lorax Supports the Tree Charter!

    “The trees have no tongues, so they need you and me to speak for them.” The Old Vic have recorded a Tree Charter message from the Lorax calling for people to sign the charter. Check it out below and find out more about the production starting soon. Have you signed the Tree Charter yet? Find […]

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  • The True Value of Sheffield’s Threatened Trees

    The true value of the trees around us is often overlooked, because the services they are performing for us are invisible to the naked eye. Their impact on the environment is huge, but is often not appreciated until it is gone. The Tree Charter seeks to ensure that this hidden value is recognised, and that […]

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  • We’re going on a cherry hunt: Safeguarding the genetic future of UK trees

    Four days with RBG Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) collecting for the UK National Tree Seed Project (UKNTSP) by Ellen Baker With climate change set to alter environmental conditions such as temperature and rainfall, as well as the distribution of pests and disease, UK trees and woodlands will be facing big challenges to their survival […]

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  • Working together to support the Tree Charter

    Hirwaun & Penderyn Community Council are one of our local council Charter Branches, who are working to connect people and trees, as well as being champions the Tree Charter in their local areas. Here Emma Nelmes explains what they’ve been up to to collect spread the message. Hirwaun & Penderyn Community Council was keen to […]

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  • Marble Oak Gall

    Join the Oak Apple Harvest

    We need your help to make history! We are calling for people across the UK to harvest oak galls to create the ink that will be used to write the final Tree Charter, harking back to the ink that was used for documents such as the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest. Oak apples are […]

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  • Sheffield Council decides to fell iconic elm tree

    Tree campaigner Paul Selby from the Save Netheredge Trees Charter Branch in Sheffield has been fighting for the future of an iconic local elm tree for over a year. In this heartfelt article he reflects on the latest devastating development. Yesterday, Sheffield Council confirmed they will fell a 120 year old Huntingdon Elm tree that sits on the corner […]

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  • How to Take Apart a Tree

    An anthology of new poetry to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and the publication of the new Charter for Woods Trees and People.Published by Worple Press, in conjunction with The Woodland Trust and the Legal Sustainability Alliance, editied by Michael McKimm   How to Take Apart a Tree   The […]

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  • Lonely Tree- Tree Charter Youth Workshops

    In late 2016 to early 2017, we ran workshops in partnership with Lyrix Organix, to engage young people with artistic expressions of trees. Last week’s blog covered the Tree Charter EP. Below is another of the pieces produced as a result of the Tree Charter youth champion bursaries, a gorgeous video by one of the […]

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  • Roots and Leaves: Tree Charter EP 1

    Tree Charter EP is a 7 track free download and education programme in celebration of “Trees, Woods and People” led by young musicians and poets, who came together in 2 days of masterclasses by Lyrix Organix, in partnership with the Woodland Trust (hosted at BIMM London). It will be released on 22 April 2017, Earth […]

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  • The Student Council; engaging students in woods and trees

    The student council came together through the National Union of Students and is made up of students throughout England, Wales and Scotland. We’ve held stalls in Liverpool and Manchester, tree planting days in Bangor, art exhibitions in London and also allocated funds to hold forestry dinners in Inverness. Student Unions have too been active, collecting […]

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