A new charter for trees

Two copies of the original 1217 'Charter of the Forest' survive, one copy is at Lincoln Castle where, on November 6th., 2017, a new charter has been created 800 years later.

Everyone who is interested is invited to sign the charter which can be found here (Click to link to the web page) and sets out principles and aims for the next century at least. You can add your name to the charter online.

The original charter associated with the Magna Carta, allowed the 'common' people to have access to royal forests and to hold rights of pannage allowing their pigs to forage for acorns and also the right to pick up fallen wood for fuel without incurring fines or punishment.

Worth having a look, makes you think about how much we take for granted!