• Three favourite woodlands for autumn colour

    This piece is by Jo Woolf, a freelance writer and editor, and Charter Champion. It has been re-blogged from her website, the Hazel Tree, where you can read the original and more! There’s something very special about wandering through a woodland in autumn, with the sound of a stream tumbling in a gorge below your […]

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  • 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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  • A Wolf Among Wolves

    Alec Finlay is running one of eight Tree Charter artists in residence around the UK. Here, he explains how his project will explore pinewood regeneration projects in the Scottish highlands. You can find the original piece on Common Ground’s website. “Translating place-names is a complicated task. The originals are short and, though I approach them […]

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  • Turning Over a New Leaf

    This blog was written by Tree Charter supporter, Grant Atterbury. I think it would be fair to say that, since I lost my job at BHS a little over a year ago, things haven’t exactly gone swimmingly. I struggled to find work for seven months and was forced to spend a short, utterly miserable period claiming Universal Credit […]

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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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  • Assemble – Tree Charter Artists in Residence

    LOG BOOK phase 1 – The Chapter House Lincoln Cathedral – October 2017 For 10 days during the Frequency Festival, a group of skilled woodworkers will work in concert within the Cathedral Chapter House to process a pile of logs – From the round, felled form into regular, sections of timber. The logs will be […]

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  • Do You Get It?

    This piece is by Mark Chester of the Consulting Arborist Society. I like the natural world. It refreshes the soul.  I get it! I go to an art gallery and see some modern art. Looks like someone has had fun with paint. I don’t get it. But someone does.  And that is enough for me.  […]

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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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  • Oak and Ash and Thorn: the Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain

    This is an extract from Chapter Four of ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn: the Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain’ by Peter Fiennes, published by Oneworld Publications. This chapter explores when Peter goes back to the woods he knew well as a child. This is Knockwood in Tenterden, Kent. My father felt a deep […]

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  • The Tree Charter Arts Programme

    Over the Summer and Autumn of 2017, the Tree Charter Arts Programme has been running. There have been eight artist in residence positions around the UK, and an arts and heritage trail for families to go on. The aim of these residencies is to connect people and trees, and teach everyone about the Tree Charter. Read […]

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