Plant a free Tree Charter Legacy Tree

News story posted: 13/09/2017

Tree Charter logoIn celebration of the launch of the new Tree Charter on 6 November 2017, 800 Legacy Trees will be planted across the UK. Community councils can receive a Legacy Tree by following the links below. Please apply by the deadline of 13 October 2017.


In the application, the community council will need to demonstrate its commitment to its local trees. A simple way to do this is by becoming a Tree Charter Branch. As a Tree Charter Branch, community councils will be joining a growing network of community and local councils helping to shape tree policy in the UK. Becoming a Charter Branch is completely free (as are Tree Charter Legacy Trees) and will in no way effect the autonomy of community councils. The level of involvement is up to you. The main activity you will be invited to get involved with is helping to gather signatures of support for The Tree Charter.


Apply to plant a Legacy Tree


Register your Local Council as a Charter Branch

(simply add your community council's name and details to the boxes on the right hand side of the webpage)


Find out more about becoming a Charter Branch, by visiting the

Local Councils: Becoming a Charter Branch blog


The Tree Charter is an initiative being developed by more than 70 organisations across the UK. The charter will set out how our local communities and trees can best benefit one another. It will serve as a resource which local councils across the UK can use in support of their efforts to look after the trees in their area.


If you have any inquiries or problems, or wish for guidance on how to get your community council involved with the Tree Charter, please contact joseph.palasz@nalc.gov.uk


More information

Find out more about the Tree Charter.

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