The Woodland Trust Charter for Trees, Woods and People was written following involvement from over 70 organisations, more than 100,000 members of the public and at least 300 community groups. Woods and trees are facing unprecedented pressures across the country. The Tree Charter seeks to redefine the relationship between people and trees in the UK in the 21st Century.
Its 10 guiding principles set out the roles trees and woods play in our lives, the rights we all have to the benefits trees and woodland provide and our responsibilities towards not only maintaining but also supporting them.
The 10 Tree Charter Principles
“We’re delighted Save Weekley Hall Wood has decided to support the Tree Charter movement, joining the incredible network of community groups across the UK fighting for their local woods and trees.” said Zara Holden, Woodland Trust Programme Delivery Lead ‑ Tree Charter
The Charter Branch network includes schools, parish councils, community woodland groups, artists and campaigners. This grassroots movement for trees is needed more than ever to bring the charter’s 10 Principles to life. This means shaping local policies to support the role of trees, and helping people understand the value of trees and what they can do to help them.
In March 2021 the Northants Telegraph ran an article about Save Weekley Hall Wood becoming a Charter Branch.