On November 6 the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People was launched at Lincoln Castle, site of one of only two remaining copies of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. Two years in the making, rooted in more than 60,000 stories from people across the UK, and crafted by more than 70 organisations in collaboration, this really has been a labour of love. The charter sets out 10 principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. It highlights all the vital things that trees and woods do for us, and what we need to do if we want to continue to enjoy these benefits and for future generations to have healthy trees and woods in their lives and landscapes. The final wording of the charter principles was drafted by Fiona Stafford, bestselling author of The Long, Long Life of Trees. The artwork was created … (To read the full article, subscribe below)