• Sheffield’s Memorial Trees

    The situation with Sheffield’s Street Trees has been well documented in recent months. Over 30 World War One memorial trees are under threat of felling in Sheffield, along with hundreds of other mature street trees. Communities across Sheffield are campaigning against this.   A Charter Branch event Crookes, Western Road & Walkley Tree Action Group […]

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  • Local Councils: Becoming a Charter Branch

    Your local parish, town or community council can participate in the Tree Charter by becoming a Charter Branch. To register your local council as a Charter Branch, simply add your council’s name and details to the boxes on the right hand side of this webpage: https://treecharter.uk/charter-branches/ As a Charter Branch your council will be joining […]

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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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  • Threat Detectors

    I first learnt about the role of a Woods Under Threat Detector when volunteer manager Sarah Cooley gave a presentation at a WT networking day. I already volunteered for the trust as a tree surveyor, monitoring the key pests and diseases threatening our trees. Seeking out ancient woodland at risk of damage or destruction by […]

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  • A Poem About Trees

    This poem was written by Julie Rolls.   We want your poems about trees and woods! We are always looking for examples of the different ways in which trees and woods inspire people! Please send us your poems and songs to TreeCharter@woodlandtrust.org.uk.  

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  • Wangari Maathai Day

    It’s the little things people do that will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. Wangari Maathai   Today 3 March is Wangari Maathai Day, designated by the African Union to be observed in conjunction with Africa Environment Day. Surprisingly the name Wangari Maathai is not well known in the UK even though […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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