NALC celebrates Tree Charter Day
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) celebrated Tree Charter Day on 30 November, as part of National Tree Week.
Tree Charter Day is the annual celebration of the Tree Charter, which is a set of 10 principles that outlines the relationship with trees and green spaces. The year's theme was tree planting with several tree planting events organised in local communities — The Woodland Trust donated the trees.
Many local (parish and town) got involved in the day. For example, Cromer Town Council invited the public to plant trees in Pocket Park. The council wanted to increase the tree coverage of the town and help tackle the effects of climate change locally.
Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: "NALC has been encouraging local councils to become Charter Branches, and we're delighted there are over 300, who took part in Tree Charter Day. The tree planting theme this year fits into NALC's broader campaign around climate change and encouraging local councils to declare a climate emergency."
NALC has partnered with The Woodland Trust to encourage local councils to become charter branches to support the ten principles of the Tree Charter.