• The Tree Charter: Working With Schools and Young People

    The Tree Charter: Working with schools and young people   We have got some exciting Tree Charter resources for schools! Under-18s cannot sign the Tree Charter, so we have had to be creative with the way that we get them to show support. Schools can sign up as a whole and community groups can gather […]

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  • The Memory of Trees Conference

    This blog is re-blogged from Anna Burton’s website, and describes the Memory of Trees conference in Liverpool on the 20th April. You can visit Anna’s blog page ‘narratives and knotholes’ to read more.   Posted on May 2, 2017May 2, 2017 by annaelizabethburton ‘The Memory of Trees’ one-day conference took place at the University of Liverpool […]

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  • Trees, People and the Built Environment Conference 3

    The third Trees, People and the Built Environment conference, hosted by the ICF team is happening at the University of Birmingham today and tomorrow, the 5th and 6th April. The full programme includes speakers coming from around the world. The following information is from ICF’s website. ‘The Trees, People and the Built Environment conference is […]

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  • 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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