Our Principles

The Friends Organisation has adopted The Charter for Trees, Woods and People which was launched by The Woodland Trust in October 2017.


In line with that Charter, our aim is  to:


a)   Ensure the woodlands continue to provide a rich ecosystem with habitat for a diverse range of animals, birds, insects, plants and fungi


b).  Maintain the woodlands and ensure its survival for the future, using traditional methods such as planting, coppicing etc


c)  Recognise, promote and celebrate the cultural impact and value of trees and woodlands


d)  Advocate and campaign for stronger legal protection for trees and woods, especially those which have SSSI status, or are of specific historical, scientific or cultural significance


e)  Promote recognition of the beneficial health environment constituted by trees and woodland, and to encourage their use as part of a healthy physical and mental lifestyle


f)  Help manage and promote appropriate use of and access to the woodlands for everyone


g)  Manage and address threats to the trees and woodland and ensure the longer term sustainability and survival of the woodlands

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