• Trees for All

    By Matt Larsen-Daw, Project Lead for the Tree Charter Trees and woods have the power to enhance our lives in many ways, providing physical and mental health benefits, spaces for fun and relationship building, and opportunities for jobs in forestry management, arboriculture, conservation, timber production, woodcraft and more. Backed up by a wealth of evidence, […]

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  • Ancient Trees Saved by Ancient Laws

    How did the Forest Charter of 1217 save trees for the future? Andrew Dunning, a curator of medieval manuscripts at the British Library, explains. Some of the most stunning creations of the Middle Ages are still alive. Think about that for a moment: there are things living today that are over a thousand years old. […]

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  • Hay Charter Challenge School Winners!

    We have recently run a competition as part of the Green Tree Schools Award, run by the Woodland Trust, for schools to send us in 10 drawings- one for each of the Principles! Each of these schools will become a Tree Charter school, who adopt the Principles of the Tree Charter in some way- this […]

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  • Marble Oak Gall

    Join the Oak Apple Harvest

    We need your help to make history! We are calling for people across the UK to harvest oak galls to create the ink that will be used to write the final Tree Charter, harking back to the ink that was used for documents such as the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest. Oak apples are […]

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  • Best practice in commissioning green prescriptions

    This blog on Green Prescriptions is re-blogged from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare website. You can read the full blog and find out more on their website. Green or nature-based prescribing is not a new idea, it was around a long-time before evidence-based medical care became the norm, when patients would be sent to the country […]

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  • 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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