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Tree Planting, Arts University Bournemouth Arts UniversityTowards a Charter for Trees, Woods and People

People and trees are stronger together – but our nation’s woods and trees are facing unprecedented pressures from development, disease and climate change. They risk being neglected, undervalued and forgotten. We need to act now before trees disappear from our story.

It’s time for us to stick up for trees.

The Woodland Trust is leading more than 50 organisations from across all sectors of society in a call to create a charter that roots trees at the centre of national decision making, and back at the heart of our lives and communities. This historic charter will be launched in November 2017 – 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.

What will this charter contain? That’s up to you!

Join the Tree Charter Student Council and help make history

Become a Charter Champion and, with our support, you will inspire your fellow students to help define the future for woods and trees in the UK. There will be plenty of fun and exciting opportunities to get involved in this national project, and funding will be available from the Woodland Trust for you to design and run your own activities, publications and events that reconnect people and trees.

Meetings take place at different points around the UK, but attendance at all is not a requirement of joining. Skype meetings are held more regularly (hosted by the NUS) and a Facebook group allows ongoing idea sharing and collaboration. Travel expenses are paid to attend meetings.

To apply to be a member of the Student Council please complete the form below.


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