The UK project identifies the strength of local and other communities in the area surrounding Chester University in the old county of Cheshire, including the Wirral.

UK Project Overview Poster

Working with conservationists, community growers, parks friends groups and volunteers to protect local trees in our landscapes. We plan, plant, prune, harvest, advise on the right tree in the right place and warn of threats: new pests, diseases, uncontrolled felling.

Tree Wardens Poster

The skills are being passed on to volunteers and participants in the projects as a focus for meditation or to encourage easy conversations while being creative. The wood was hazel, apple & cedar, from the work in coppicing or pruning.

Spoon making in Dibbinsdale Poster

Through hard work in the local communities, driven by most dedicated project partners, we learned a lot, and the guidance presented in this paper is based on hard work, local experience and in-depth discussions and reflections.