The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-47n2Fg5IU The Woodland Trust along with 48 other organisations are calling for a new national charter for trees to be signed in 2017, the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, signed in 1217 by Henry III. Due to be launched in November 2017, the charter will be created using the shared memories, stories … Continue reading The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

How Successful has Environmental Stewardship been in improving the state of nature on Farmland?

On 1st January this year the ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’ (CSS) came into force across England as the new environmental management scheme for improving the state of nature on our farms across the nation. Despite its name it is very different to the previous ‘countryside stewardship scheme’ which closed in 2004 (the people at Defra could … Continue reading How Successful has Environmental Stewardship been in improving the state of nature on Farmland?