Harborne & Edgbaston

The Charter for Trees

THE TREE CHARTER

This morning, the 24th of March 2018 the Guardian newspaper had an article about the importance of birds: "Life on Earth: why do birds matter?." Yes, of course birds matter. But here we write about trees, and the importance of trees for our lives and all lives. Would there be many birds if there were no trees?

“Natural treasures, in roots, wood and leaves, for beauty, for use, the air that we breathe.
Imagine: a wood starts with one small seed. We’re stronger together – people and trees.”
Harriet Fraser, 2017
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What the Charter means

Sustain landscapes rich in wildlifeTrees mean life
Plant for the future
Celebrate the power of trees to inspire
Grow forests of opportunity and innovation
Protect irreplaceable trees and woods
Plan greener local landscapes
Recover health, hope and wellbeing with the help of trees
Make trees accessible to all
Sign the Tree Charter at https://treecharter.uk/home.html
Combat the threats to our habitats
Strengthen our landscapes with treesTrees mean health

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The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. The Tree Charter was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017; the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. The Tree Charter is rooted in over 60,000 ‘tree stories’ gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK.