The Tree Charter aims to 'place trees at the centre of national decision making , and back at the heart of our lives and communities. The charter will provide guidance and inspiration to allow us all to appreciate, preserve and celebrate our trees and woods.
The charter will be rooted in stories and memories that show us how
trees have shaped our society, landscape and lives. We need you to share
your story with us, to help us create a charter that reflects the true
meaning of our trees and woods to the people of the UK'.
If you're in the UK, you can share your stories of trees here. This is the story I just shared on the Tree Charter website.
I have loved trees all my life. The first tree I loved was the large
sycamore at the bottom of my parent's garden, surrounded by a mass of
shrubs and smaller trees. I used to hide down there and sometimes played
there with my sister and our friends. The trees and shrubs are all
still there, but they seem smaller these days!
I still love trees of course, as readers of this blog will realise! Most of my favourite places feature trees, including the Braid Burn
Water of Leith Conservation Trust.
and used as a scratching post by local badgers