Play your part in making the charter principles a reality. Set up a local Charter Branch. Celebrate Tree Charter Day. Gather signatures from your colleagues and customers. Let’s root the Tree Charter into the fabric of society together.


The Tree Charter draws its strength from the grassroots – from people and communities across the UK who stand up for trees, and help others to realise the importance of living by the charter’s 10 Principles.

The Charter Branch network includes schools, parish councils, community woodland groups, artists and campaigners. By gathering the stories that shaped the 10 Principles, and collecting signatures in its support, Charter Branches have made the Tree Charter what it is, and given it the strength to make real impact in society. This grassroots movement for trees is needed more than ever to bring the charter’s 10 Principles to life. This means shaping local policies to support the role of trees, and helping people understand the value of trees and what they can do to help them.

In 2018 the Charter Branch network will be able to utilise new resources and guidance developed by the Woodland Trust and other organisations which are committed to driving forward the Charter’s legacy. One of the most exciting activities will be around marking Tree Charter Day in November. It’s the perfect way to keep the connection with trees alive, and ensure that decision-makers continue to feel pressure to do everything in their power to help make the 10 Principles a reality.

Information about the next stage for Charter Branches will appear here soon. To register to join the network now simply complete and return this form to

People sitting and leaning against a tree decorated with bunting for National Tree Week



Office staff gather to plant trees on their grounds

All organisations and local authorities are encouraged to publicly support the Tree Charter by signing it and seeking to embed the 10 Principles in their work. Let your staff and audiences know that you support the Tree Charter. How about a vote in the next Board or Committee meeting to uphold the Principles in your policies and activities going forward?

We will shortly be launching a brand new toolkit that will help you to be formally recognised as a Tree Charter Branch, and showcase your commitment online and in materials. It will also offer guidance around all the ways you can support the delivery of the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter through your work, and more information about the support available from the Woodland Trust and other organisations. Together we will help trees and people benefit each other.

Sign the Tree Charter