THE TREE CHARTER
“Natural treasures, in roots, wood and leaves, for beauty, for use, the air that we breathe. Imagine: a wood begins with one small seed. We’re stronger together – people and trees.”
Harriet Fraser, 2017
The call for a Tree Charter was initiated in 2015 by the Woodland Trust in response to the crisis facing trees and woods in the UK. Before the launch of the charter there was no clear, unifying statement about the rights of people in the UK to the benefits of trees, woods and forests.
The Tree Charter was launched at Lincoln Castle on 6th November 2017. It sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together.
Town and parish councils have a key part to play in protecting trees and woodland and we do so by embedding the ten principles from the Tree Charter into our everyday practice.
You can show your support for the Charter's principles by signing the Tree Charter here:
Further information is available on The Tree Charter website here: