Charter for Trees

20th October 2020

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.

The last Saturday in November each year is Tree Charter Day. Check the Woodland Trust website nearer the time for events near you, and locally the Cambridge Canopy Project and Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination will also be marking the day.

More than 70 organisations and 300 local community groups have worked together to help people across the UK demonstrate the important role trees play in their lives.

These helped to define the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter, ensuring that it stands for every tree and every person in the UK:

  • Sustain landscapes rich in wildlife
  • 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
  • Combat the threats to our habitats
  • Strengthen our landscapes with trees.

You can find out more about the charter and ways to celebrate and help our trees on the Woodland Trust website here