New Tree Charter by Woodland Trust – take part

A Tree Charter is being set up by the Woodland Trust. Please do read the explanation below and have a look at the website http://treecharter.uk.

If you have a special tree in your garden or park you visit, or one that brings back a memory why not write in about that tree to the Woodland Trust?
I have one which reminds me of my childhood. It is about a willow tree in the first house I can remember growing up in which was at the end of our garden. It overlooked a railway line with a swing underneath it. I remember long sunny, summer days (I’m sure we had some rain at some point!) swinging under the tree and watching the trains go by! Ever since then I have loved willow trees and managed to plant my own one in our garden ten years ago.
Marius 
 
From the Woodland Trust  (www.woodlandtrust.org.uk)


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

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.

We need to recognise the importance of trees in our society, celebrate their enormous contribution to our lives, and act now so that future generations can benefit too. The Woodland Trust is leading more than 35 organisations from across all sectors of society in a call to create a Charter for Trees, Woods and People and we need your help to make it possible.

A charter to help shape the future of our trees and woods.

Our ambition is to place trees at the centre of national decision making, and back at the heart of our lives and communities. The charter will provide guidance and inspiration to allow us all to appreciate, preserve and celebrate our trees and woods.

The charter will be rooted in stories and memories that show us how trees have shaped our society, landscape and lives. We need you to share your story with us, to help us create a charter that reflects the true meaning of our trees and woods to the people of the UK.

It’s our time. It’s our future. It’s our charter. Join the call today, share your story.

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