• 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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  • 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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  • Forest School- Why Trees?

    I had a conversation with someone the other day that was interested in Forest School, but questioned why the ethos put an emphasis on it taking place in a woodland. It made me remember how I had a similar concern when I was first introduced to Forest School. At the time I wondered why a […]

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  • Forest School Conference 2017

    The First Forest School Conference We are very excited to announce that the first Forest School conference will take place in Bucks on 18th March 2017. Kids learn so much from playing outdoors. It is so important for them to gain the skills to be confident in the natural environment, whilst also respecting the nature […]

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  • Llangattock Community Woodlands- A Charter Branch Case Study

    LCW, as we like to be known, is a small charity which meets regularly every Tuesday to undertake woodland management and environmental projects. The Woodland Trust invited us to become Tree Charter Champions at the end of 2015 and we were the first Welsh organisation to sign up with a big spread in The Guardian […]

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  • Doctor Mz’s- Celebrating Trees With a Local School

    Doctor Mz’s is a youth drop-in centre run by Carmarthen Youth Project. They are a Charter Branch who have been working to raise the profile of woods and trees, whilst collecting tree stories. As part of this, they recently organised a Tree Dressing Day activity for the Tree Charter with a local school. Trackways Forest […]

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  • Green-fingered fun for Mayfield Primary Pupils

    This blog has been re-blogged from the Trees for Cities website. Trees for Cities are a Tree Charter partner organisation, and are helping us to collect lots of wonderful tree stories from people across the UK. To find the original blog, and read more about their work, please visit their website. The school classroom moved […]

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  • Bredon Hill Academy- Our Newest Charter Branch!

    Our latest Charter Branch: Welcome to Bredon Hill Academy in Worcestershire, who have signed up as our latest Charter Branch. They recently took part in the Tree Dressing Day activity, using the pack that we developed with Common Ground to collect Tree Charter stories. Tree Dressing: Bredon Hill Academy Eco team were inspired by the […]

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  • Tree your life for National Tree Week

    Tree your life for National Tree Week with these ideas. We will post a link to an idea for activities that you can do each day to get out and about celebrating the trees and woods around you. For Saturday 3rd December, why not Dress a Tree for Tree Dressing Day with Going Wild’s ideas […]

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  • Free Tree Charter Workshops for Young Adults

    “The wind rustles the red leaves. Birds sing amidst the branches. Our senses come alive, as our minds recline into the surroundings” As we strolled into Glasgow’s famous sanctuary, the blue skies and Autumn sunshine lit the tree canopies with a kaleidoscopic display of vivid red, orange and yellows… Just minutes from central Glasgow lies […]

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