For local councils
We have an idea for local councils to work with their communities to develop ‘tree towns/villages/cities’. These would be places that demonstrate their commitment to planting and protecting their trees by developing a special charter.
“Tree Town” Charter Ideas
- This town plants trees for the community wherever and whenever possible.
- Our town protects its trees:
- We get a trained and experienced arboriculturist to assess any trees that could be dangerous or diseased before considering having them cut down by tree surgeons.
- If a tree or group of trees is thought to need cutting down, we give the community notice of this and hold a public meeting before we would do so. If at all possible, we will replace the tree with one that is carefully planted to suit its environment.
- This town does not cut or prune trees or hedgerow until late winter if at all possible, going further than the law (which states no cutting between 1st March and 31st August) to protect wildlife because there is a biodiversity emergency and many creatures need food and shelter from the hedgerow in autumn and winter as well as for singing posts and nesting earlier in the year.
- We cut our hedgerows in the best way to help trees and wildlife thrive.
- We protect our important trees with Tree Preservation Orders.
- We encourage and support individual citizens and families to look after their trees.
- We have banned the use of Glyphosates and other similar weedkillers to also help trees, hedgerows and wildlife thrive.
If you are a local councillor or an individual who wants to get involved in helping to make this happen in your area, please contact us. We would love to hear from you and have lots of ideas to share. Please email us here: email@example.com