• Children & Trees

    As a teacher of very young children, I was always keen to make them aware of and respect their natural surroundings, including plants, animals, insects and trees. In the grassy play area outside the classroom, there was a silver birch tree. Every Monday morning we looked at the tree and noticed the changes taking place […]

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  • Charter Branch activities

    Wild Elements is one of our Charter Branches, based in Bangor, Wales. They are a social enterprise, and have been helping us to collect tree stories to contribute towards the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Below you can read some of the stories that they have collected, and watch a video that they have […]

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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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  • We Need You…

    ..to help us understand what people want and need from the UK’s trees.’ The Woodland Trust is calling for ‘stories’ about our relationship with trees and woodlands, and I’ve volunteered to help. I’m gathering submissions of prose, poetry, photography, memories and more, and I’m promoting the Charter that the submissions will help to shape. My […]

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  • What’s In A Name – Part 2

    This is the second half of a blog written by John Jackson. You can read the first on the blog.   Area Names While the names of specific localities are often from a person’s name with the topographical description tacked on the end, they can apply to larger tracts of land too.Wold or Weald comes […]

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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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  • The Grandad Tree

    Coordinating five families to meet up, with no one missing or left out, had been a monumental task. Finally, though, we agreed a date, a time, and a place that worked for all of us. We breathed a collective sigh of relief and crossed all our fingers that no one would need to drop out […]

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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 Sunday 4th December, why not go on a walk around where you live. See how many […]

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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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