Sylva Foundation has been very proud to support the creation of the newly launched Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The Tree Charter was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017; the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.
Tickets are still available for The Shapes of Trees event – an evening of music at the Sylva Wood Centre on 16th November. The event is part of our Winter Festival of Trees, Woods and People which is helping promote the launch of the ‘Tree Charter’.
The new Charter for Trees, Woods and People will launch on 6th November — the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest. Sylva Foundation has been a keen supporter of this Woodland Trust-led initiative. Last year we collected stories from hundreds of woodland owners (read more) and behind the scenes we’ve been lending our weight to help make this national celebration of trees a success. We’ve also been quietly busy at the Sylva Wood Centre, helping one of the main celebratory moments come to life in the form of 11 dramatic sculptures. The Tree Charter Poles are being carved from 15′ oak logs by Sylva Wood Centre-based sculptor Simon Clements. Simon takes over the story . . .
Ten key principles of the Tree Charter are published today, aiming to bring trees and woods to the centre of UK society.
Grown in Britain (GIB) have generously supported the Sylva Future Forest by sponsoring a cluster of plots now known as the Grown in Britain grove.
Sylva Foundation is supporting the 2017 Charter for Trees, Woods and People, by capturing the stories of woodland owners. We want to ensure that the Charter speaks for them, and recognises their vital role as custodians of the nation’s woodland heritage.
If you are a woodland owner or custodian please consider taking part. The simple online consultation will take only a few minutes to complete. Your woodland will be registered by county in the 2017 Charter.