Friday's start to the National Tree Week in Sidmouth went off with a bang:
Futures Forum: Celebrating Trees with the Sidmouth Arboretum >>> talks, songs, stalls, gifts, food >>> Cellar Bar, Kennaway House: this Friday 24th November > more info
The Sidmouth Civic Arboretum hosted the event - and its president started proceedings by reading out from an 800-year old document:
Tree Charter - Woodland Trust
Here it is in its basic form:
Connecting trees and people | Heritage Open Days
This posting was a little premature - by a year! - but shows the importance of the Woodland Trust's initiative:
Futures Forum: A Charter for Trees >>> 'bringing people together to celebrate the woods and trees at the heart of their communities and help feed ideas and stories into the building of the charter'