Tree charter

Charter for Trees, Woods and People

Standing together for trees (Photo: M Larsen-Daw/WTML)

We are leading a call to create a Charter for Trees, Woods and People that will redefine the relationship between trees and people in the UK for the future.

At the start of 2015 we invited organisations from across the conservation, environmental, business and social sectors to join a call for a new charter that will bring trees and woods back into the centre of public consciousness and political decision-making in the UK.

More than 40 organisations have answered the call, and have been working with us to create a national moment for woods and trees, and a legacy of lasting change for the relationship between trees, woods and people.

The final charter will be launched in November 2017 – the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.

Become a Charter Champion

We are seeking Charter Champions in communities who will act locally to ensure that everyone in the UK has a chance to play their part in defining the future of woods and trees in the UK. You’ll get training, support and opportunities to apply for funding for local events, activities and projects that bring your community together around a celebration of local woods and trees.

Become a Charter Champion today

Share your tree story

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.

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Tree charter

Find out about the ways you can help to build our historic charter