• 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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  • Project T In The Making…

    I’ve always had a particular love for nature and its calming affects. Having attended a Lyrix Organix and Tree charter workshop, which involved us coming up with an engaging environmental event idea, the cogs started turning and an idea for a music-led event began to form in my mind. Being a student, studying a Music […]

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  • The Vernon Oak story

    There is an oak tree growing at the bottom of Vernon Road, a quiet cul-de-sac in Dore, Sheffield. It’s what an Independent Tree Panel recently called, ‘a very fine specimen’. It has an interesting story, not least because that story may soon be cut short, if Sheffield City Council get their way. It sprouted from […]

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  • Under the Umbellifers

    This song is about falling to the spell of a willow tree whilst taking a rest under its branches. The tree takes the singer into the kingdom of plants to look at it through their eyes, and appreciate how alive it is in a different way to the world we know as human. The song title […]

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  • A new task for Charter Branches!

    The end of story gathering It is the end of February and we have now finished gathering tree stories for the Tree Charter campaign. Thanks to everyone- for supporting the campaign so far! We will now be analysing the stories collected and, with the expert knowledge of our60 partner organisations, we’ll pull out the common […]

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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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  • 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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