• Heartwood

    A story written in Leafen by Chris Warren Chapter 1 Each ring is a story of great joy and beauty. Maxims of Heartwood, number one First Leaf – a breathing I am wisdom in my ring history. I plant me that Unleaving come and the Dying. I plant me in my sap that branchbend wind […]

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  • New Forest Trees- Forgotten History?

    This blog is written by Michael Clarke, who was involved with the Ancient Tree Project in the New Forest. Perhaps one of the most documented of ancient Royal Forests, the New Forest can still reveal links to a forgotten past when for many centuries it provided timber for the shipyards which operated in Southampton, Portsmouth […]

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  • 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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  • Our ancients deserve better

    This blog is re-blogged from the Woodland Trust website, and was written by Senior Campaigner Kaye Brennan. You can find out more on the Woodland Trust website. Ancient woodland is a technical term coined by the late Oliver Rackham. Woods and trees which were already in existence in the 1600s evolved on undisturbed soils, creating […]

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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 Wisdom of Trees

    Serena Trowbridge is a Charter Champion volunteer. This is re-blogged from her site ‘Culture and Anarchy’- to find out more please visit her website.   Book Review: John Fowles, The Tree (Little, Toller 2016) John Fowles’ book The Tree is unlike any other book on trees I’ve read (and I’ve read quite a few recently). It […]

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  • Trees and Climate

    This blog is by Eleanor Webster from the RHS on how trees can mitigate the effects of climate change. Throughout history, trees have played an intrinsic role in the development of cultures across the world, serving as meeting points for ancient rituals and forming the basis of myths and legends. Some have been revered to such […]

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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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