Hebden Royd Town Council are excited to be signing up as a Charter Branch for the Charter for Trees, Woods and People after it was identified as an objective in the Climate Emergency Committee Action Plan.
The Charter was initiated in 2015 by the Woodland Trust to enshrine the protection and value of trees. It was developed by many cross sector organisations and thousands of individual contributions and launched in 2017. There are 10 principles to the Charter, which HTRC supports. By registering as a Charter Branch, the Council hope to embed the principles of the Charter in the work they do. In particular, the development of the land HRTC leases below High Hirst allotments from Calderdale Council.
Councillor Nikki Harvey, Chair of the Climate Emergency Committee said: "Trees have already been planted on some of the land in 2014 by Treesponsibilty and we are hoping to commence planting a community orchard and hedgerow over the coming months."
Cllr Harvey continues: "The Charter is not just about planting trees but about making trees accessible for all and how trees can support our emotional wellbeing, which seems very relevant right now."
Download the Tree Charter principles (PDF) here and for background to the Tree Charter project visit treecharter.uk
Added: Thursday, 26 November 2020