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2017 Tree Charter launched in Lincoln Castle

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:55

Richard Lloyd viewing the Champion Charter Pole Richard Lloyd viewing the Champion Charter Pole

7 November 2017

The 2017 Tree Charter was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017 with the unveiling of the champion Charter Pole, carved by artist Simon Clements.

CPRE was one of 70 organisations supporting the Charter whose preparation was led by the Woodland Trust.  It is rooted in more than 60,000 tree stories gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK.  Gloucestershire Branch Vice-Chairman Richard Lloyd served on the professional steering group for the project.

6 November 2017 is 800 years to the day since Henry IIIrd signed the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, following the Magna Carta in 1215 of Henry’s father, King John.  A copy of the original Charter is in Lincoln Castle.

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“National treasures, in roots, woods and leaves, for beauty, for use, the air that we breathe.Imagine: a wood starts with one small seed.  We’re stronger together – people and trees.”
Harriet Frazer, 2017

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