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Jack Kenyon joins Fund4Trees research advisory committee

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Jack Kenyon to our Research Advisory Committee (RAC).

Jack Kenyon, Fund4Trees
Jack Kenyon, Fund4Trees

Fund4Trees has a Research Policy which is guided by the RAC, advising the trustees on all funding applications made for grants. We rely on leading expert tree specialists like Jack Kenyon to ensure our hard-earned charitable income is invested wisely for public benefit. Read more

RAC Chair, Rob MacKenzie, said:

“F4T wants to fund research that really changes arboricultural practice for the better. Having Jack’s view on submitted proposals, based on his long experience as an educator and practitioner, will greatly strengthen our confidence in our assessments of proposed research”.

RAC member, Dr David Lonsdale, said:

“I very much welcome the appointment of Jack Kenyon to the Research Advisory Committee.  I believe that the committee’s work will benefit greatly from his wealth of knowledge, both practical and theoretical, and from his common sense approach to the needs of the arboricultural industry.   His renowned excellence as an educator, established during his many years at Merrist Wood College, is in my opinion underpinned by a capacity for clear thinking, which will equip him to serve with distinction on the committee”.

Signing the Tree Charter

At the 9th London Tree & Woodlands award ceremony, Fund4Trees trustees Martin Gammie & Russell Ball, together with Chair of the Forestry Commission Sir Harry Studholme, signed the ‘Tree Charter’.

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Sir Harry Studhome, Chair of the Forestry Commission, signing the Tree Charter with Russell Ball (left) and Martin Gammie (right) looking on.

The new Charter for Trees, Woods and People celebrates the 800th anniversary of the original document created by Henry III in 1217.

In November, Fund4Trees are planning to take a copy of the new Charter on a 180-mile bike ride from the famous ancient yew in Ankerwycke to Lincoln Cathedral where the Charter will be launched. We’ll make further announcements about this soon.

Read more about the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. You can also find a link to sign the Charter yourself on our front page.

Fund4Trees is registered as a charity

We are delighted to announce that our application for Fund4Trees to be registered as a charity in England & Wales has been accepted.

Our charitable objects are:

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Fund4Trees charity registration certificate (click to enlarge)
  1. TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT BY PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE TREESCAPES.
  2. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF TREES IN THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
  3. TO ADVANCE RESEARCH FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IN ALL ASPECTS OF TREES AND TO PUBLISH THE USEFUL RESULTS.

View our entry on the Charity Commission website

Read about our trustees

Photos of the Reading Ride for Research 2012

The Reading leg of Ride for Research 2012 was a great success. A full write up will be posted here very soon.

Meanwhile a flickr group has been set up for riders to share photos of the day. To upload photos please use this link (you will need to create a free Yahoo ID).

Well done to every rider and thanks to all our sponsors.