The Tree Charter

We are proud to be a Tree Charter Branch…

On 6 November 2017, on the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest, the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People was launched by the Woodland Trust.

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. 

In September 2019, we became a Tree Charter Branch. Charter Branches are integral to embedding the Tree Charter’s ten principles and ensuring that the relationship between people and trees is recognised in decision making across homes, neighbourhoods, communities and government.

The 10 Tree Charter Principles…

Sustain landscapes rich in wildlife


Recover health, hope and wellbeing with the help of trees


Plant for the future


Celebrate the power of trees to inspire


Grow forests of opportunity and innovation 


Protect irreplaceable trees and woodland


Plan greener local landscapes


Make trees accessible to all


Combat the threats to our habitats


Strengthen our landscapes with trees