The Charter for Trees, Woods and People
The Tree Council is one the 70 plus organisations who are working together with the Woodland Trust to create The Charter for Woods, Trees and People. This document celebrates the 800th anniversary of The Charter of the Forest, which was set up to complement clauses in the Magna Carta and referenced the forests of the land, and re-established the rights of the people using them, for grazing livestock, collecting firewood and food.
This new Charter, ‘The Charter for Trees, Woods and People’, is relevant for people today by supporting a future in which trees and people stand strongly together and sets out how each can benefit the other. Relevant to individuals, organisations, businesses, schools and community groups the Tree Charter’s foundation is built upon 10 principles setting out achievable, practical roles and responsibilities for all people in the UK.