• Getting to know your community – Llais y Goedwig

    LLais y Goedwig is one of the partner organisations creating the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. This advisory note was prepared by them to help people better understand their communities. This material is very relevant because it helps Charter Branches and Charter Champions (as well as other groups) to engage with their communities. You […]

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  • Eco Festival Fun

    Diana Newson from the Streetly Methodist Church  writes about the exciting goings on this summer around their community in Sutton Coldfield. At Streetly Methodist Church we are looking forward to the launch of the Tree Charter this November. Last November we planted a tree in the National Forest to celebrate becoming an Eco Church. One […]

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  • The Green Belt Movement

    In June we’re focusing  on the Planning Principle. The Green Belt Movement demonstrates that with proper planning and protection, green spaces can be preserved. Margaret Burr from Tottenham Trees explains more…   As trees grow, they give you hope and self-confidence. You feel good, like you have transformed the landscape – Wangari Maathai Monday 5 June […]

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  • 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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  • The Tree Charter: Working With Schools and Young People

    The Tree Charter: Working with schools and young people   We have got some exciting Tree Charter resources for schools! Under-18s cannot sign the Tree Charter, so we have had to be creative with the way that we get them to show support. Schools can sign up as a whole and community groups can gather […]

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  • Mindful Cartoons

    As an avid supporter of nature, wildlife, and flora, and sustaining our local environment for future generations, Moira Stark has created what she calls “mindful cartoons” to explore issues such as littering, dog-fouling, use of insecticides/herbicides from animal and plant perspectives.    Contemporary American visionary activist and insightful astrologer, Caroline W. Casey, encourages us to become “agents […]

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  • John Muir Trust- The Phoenix Forest

    Reblogged from the John Muir Trust blog page. Kevin Lelland, the Trust’s head of communications and membership, travels to Glenlude to find out more about a growing partnership Light-hearted laughter, in stark contrast to the dark granite sky, can be heard across the hillside at the John Muir Trust’s Glenlude property in the Scottish Borders. The constant […]

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  • A Sense of Perspective

    Rebecca Lindum Greene is an artist. Here she explains why trees inspire her and how we could live in harmony with the earth through protecting the environment.   Being surrounded by trees is my heart’s desire, trees make everything alright. Just sitting in the pear tree for half an hour, when I can find the […]

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  • Dementia Awareness Week- trees and dementia

    This week (14-20th May 2017) is Dementia Awareness Week. Jess Thompson from City of Trees tells us why being outdoors can be great for those living with dementia.   The last time I saw Annie and George* was over 10 years ago and we were armed with a can of spray paint. With an air of […]

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  • Social Forestry and Wellbeing

    This is a guest blog written by Ian Baker, Chief Executive of the Small Woods Association. Here he discusses how social forestry practices can be used to benefit health and wellbeing.   Looking back to the original Charter, it is fair to say that health and wellbeing did not feature strongly. The rights established in […]

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