• 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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  • 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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  • Charm for a Forest

      Inside a forest dark and damp Inside the damp droplets of life Inside the life, a hot pulsation Inside the pulsation a vibrant stew Inside the stew a nourishing forest.     Pauline Radley 23rd April 2016     Cover photo by Sarah Rouse   If you would like to share your tree related […]

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  • Wassail! wassail! All over the town

    The Bradford Roots Festival The Bradford Roots Festival toasted its fifth triumphant year of promoting local music in and around Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire with the annual wassail. This is the midwinter celebration of apple trees which banishes the evil spirits from the orchard and promises a bumper crop in the season to come. […]

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  • Charter Branch Funding Applications Re-Open!

    Please note that we will finish collecting tree stories at the end of February. Please send us any via email (TreeCharter@woodlandtrust.org.uk) or to The Charter Team, The Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL   Charter Branch funding Applications In 2016 we enabled Charter Branches around the UK to carry out lots of activities […]

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  • Show the Love and Collect Stories for the Tree Charter this February

    We are nearing the end of story gathering for the Tree Charter campaign! You have until the end of February 2017 to add your voice to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People to tell us why you value your trees and woods. Therefore we are having one last big push until the end of […]

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