• Bunkers Hill Wood

    My wife has Alzheimer’s disease but loves walking, especially through the nearby Bunkers Hill Wood. She enjoys the birdsong, the wildlife and the dappled sunshine through the trees.

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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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  • Autumn

    The majesty of trees in Autumn is something that feeds the soul. They are, to me, one of the most precious parts of life in England. One of my favourite things to do is to walk through the Autumn landscape, savouring every last colourful minute. By the end of the season I will have at […]

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  • Healthy new towns

    GreenBlue Urban are a Tree Charter steering group member. Their aim is to protect and improve tree cover in urban spaces. Here they describe how trees and woods can help health and wellbeing.   The obesity crisis It is heartwarming and exciting to know that the NHS has become involved with the design and implementation […]

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  • Whiling by Katja Hock

    This is a blog by Dr Katja Hock, Course Leader MFA Fine Art at the School of Fine art at Nottingham Trent University. Read more to find out about her work, Whiling and the projections taking place this weekend in Nottingham.     For my latest work Whiling I use the city as an external […]

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  • Romney Marsh Hedgerows

    When I lived on the Romney Marsh in Kent, the hedgerows were filled with Hawthorn and Blackthorn which flowered every Spring time. They lined the tiny lanes that me and my children cycled and walked along, buzzing with life and covered in white blossom. My children are older now and we no longer cycle the […]

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  • The Light Walk – A Charter Branch Profile

    Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser – a writer and photographer based in Cumbria – are the leads for a Charter Branch based in Cumbria. The Long View is a project focusing on seven trees in the landscape of the Lake District National Park. Throughout 2016 and 2017 they are creating work that explores the presence of the trees […]

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  • Trees are in our nature

    Dr William Bird on the science behind the health benefits of trees. Simply looking at a tree is good for us. We need their shelter and they support our social connections and wellbeing. No wonder trees are good for our health. Trees and humans – our relationship goes back a long way. The energy source […]

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  • what would we do without our beloved trees?

    From when I was a small child in the 50’s to this very morning trees have been with me in my soul. My mother taught us the beauty of their wonder. To climb, hide, touch, smell they were to me the essence of my childhood. The animals that were living below and above the different […]

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