• The Tree Conference

    Tree conference invites community-led initiatives for reforestation in Somerset And highlights vital role of trees for the wellbeing of people and planet SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2017 – 9am to 6pm GMT live conference and online Community-led proposals for tree planting and global reforestation will be debated and explored at The Tree Conference at the Red […]

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  • Tree Charter Launch and National Tree Week Events

    We have lots happening during November 2017! The Tree Charter launch on the 6th November is not the end! Read on to find out more about the launch in Lincoln and the 10 Tree Charter events that will be held during National Tree Week 2017    Lincoln 6th November, Lincoln Castle 5-8pmSign the Tree Charter […]

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  • Worthing’s Threatened Trees

    Kate Verrell is a Charter Champion volunteer. Here she explains the human threats that trees face, and why we should be doing more to protect them. How do we cope when our trees are threatened? What makes people stand and how can we awaken the notion within people, that it is both noble and essential that […]

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  • 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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  • Silent Witnesses

    Christiana Payne is Professor of History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, where she has been teaching since 1994. She is a former Honorary Secretary of the Association of Art Historians and a current Trustee of the Marc Fitch Fund. She has contributed articles and reviews to Apollo, the Burlington Magazine, the Oxford Art Journal, […]

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  • The Tree Charter is launching! Help us spread the word!

    On 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, we will launch the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Rooted in more than 60,000 ‘tree stories’ gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK, the new Tree Charter will recognise, celebrate and protect the right of the UK […]

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  • Grafting Histories

    Christine Mackey, one of eight Tree Charter artists in residence around the UK, explains how her project will explore how communities in Northern Ireland interact with trees and each other through woodland. Find out more on Common Ground’s website. “I would like to find out how the local communities actively use the different woodland landscapes today, […]

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  • The Challenges of Planting New Trees

    Planting new trees often attracts the headlines. Planning applications are routinely accompanied by detailed schemes promising fantastic landscapes with new trees.  Highways schemes are often associated with large scale tree planting. Local authorities promote replacement trees when allowing removals.  It sometimes seems that no official opening is complete without the obligatory tree planting by a […]

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  • The Wolf’s Crag

    In the pinewoods: Alec Finlay’s approach works with Gaelic place-names, and considers examples individuals renewing The Great Wood, alongside the struggles and achievements of conservation. In particular, approaches to deer management and pinewood regeneration at National Trust Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate, and Project Wolf, which was devised by Douglas Gilbert as an ingenious strategy – […]

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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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