This project was founded by a group of alumni from the University of Sheffield’s Landscape Dept. in response to the Woodland Trust’s call for creative people, and those involved in woodland education, to come together and organise events to engage people with their local woods and promote the aims of the Tree Charter.
2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the original Charter of the Forest (a companion document to the Magna Carta), which was designed to restore commoner’s access rights to woodland, which had been eroded in the wake of the Norman conquest.
The Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter is a set of ten principles, agreed between 70 organisations from across many sectors, which are being put forward to inform government policy. Members of the public are invited to sign the Tree Charter to show support for these principles.
Hear Fran Halsall chat about Sheffield Woodland Connections on Sheffield Live! Radio in April 2017.