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Tree Charter

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

More than 70 organisations from across multiple sectors have joined forces to create a Charter for Trees, Woods and People that will guide policy and practice in the UK. There are ten principles which underpin the Charter. For every signature we receive a tree will be planted. 

The Tree Charter Principles we believe in are: 

  1. Thriving habitats for diverse species 
  2. Planting for the future 
  3. Celebrating the Cultural Impact of Trees 
  4. A thriving forestry sector that delivers for the UK
  5. Better protection for important trees and woods 
  6. Enhancing new development with trees 
  7. Understanding and using the natural health benefits of trees 
  8. Access to trees for everyone 
  9. Addressing threats to woods and trees through good management 
  10. Strengthening landscapes with woods and trees 

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council is proud to be the first Charter Branch in the Southend Area, our role is to build engagement with the Charter campaign amongst the local Community and explore ways to improve things locally for trees and people.

As a Charter Branch we will be encouraging all visitors to Leigh Community Centre to sign the tree charter, distribute copies of LEAF! Newspapers to help inspire people about trees, we will also plan community engagement projects for under 18's who are unable to sign the charter. This is an ongoing initiative so look out for updates on our social media page and in our Leigh Town Council News Magazine. 

Our first event is on Wednesday 9th August and is an Arts and Crafts Drop in Session in which children can decorate leaves to go on our Charter Tree in the Community Centre, hosted in conjunction with the Leigh Art Trail.