• Recording Old Trees

    The Ancient Tree Hunt- recording our oldest trees The Ancient Tree Hunt is a Woodland Trust campaign- the inventory is an online register of ancient trees around the UK. On a sunny day in April, my family and I decided to go out to record some of the old trees in my village near Bristol. […]

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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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  • At last! A chance to ‘Save our ancients’

    At last! A chance to ‘Save our ancients’   It’s official: planning policy is failing our most precious woodland habitats. Now’s the time to stop it. February’s Housing White Paper included an unexpected but very welcome intention to ‘strengthen the rules to increase the protection’ for ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees. To do […]

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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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  • Spring In The Woods at Ecclesall Woods

    Sheffield’s citizens are exceptionally fortunate to have Ecclesall Woods on their doorstep – it is only a short bus ride from the city centre – and at 140 hectares it is the largest ancient semi-natural woodland in South Yorkshire. It comprises a mosaic of habitats: upland oak woodland mixed with birch that is typical of […]

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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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  • Bird Girl- Being a Charter Champion

    This is a blog by Bird Girl, a blogger and Charter Champion. It has been re-blogged from her website, where you can read the original.  Woodland Wonder Everyone loves trees right? They are beautiful, stunning, ancient, environmentally essential and take minutes to destroy hundreds of years of growth. I live next to woods which are […]

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  • The Tree Charter Principles

    The Charter for Trees, Woods and People will launch on 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest. More than 60 organisations, including the Woodland Trust, ICF and Trees for Cities, have agreed 10 Principles that reflect the role of trees and woods in modern society, based on more […]

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  • 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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