A MESSAGE RECEIVED BY WOODLAND HERITAGE TO MARK THE PRINCE OF WALES BECOMING THE CHARITY'S PATRON IN 2005
“I was delighted when I was invited to become Patron of Woodland Heritage. It is a remarkable organisation, of which I have been an admirer for some time. The fact that it was founded by a group of traditional cabinet-makers who wanted to improve the way in which trees were grown and cared for was, to me, a perfect example of a virtuous circle and I am so pleased to be associated with it.
I am hugely encouraged that Woodland Heritage continues to go from strength to strength. Its work is certainly more important no than ever before as, at last, we begin to tackle climate change. There is no single, or simplistic solution to this criss, but well-managed and sustainable forestry has to be part of the equation.
Woodlands are capable of growing high quality timber whilst providing an environment that supports wildlife, but only if properly and continuously managed. Woodland Heritage will seek to help though funding projects, travel bursaries, research, education, spreading the word and co-operating with like-minded initiatives.
I much look forward to a long and happy association with Woodland Heritage and would like to take this opportunity to send all the ever-growing membership my warmest good wishes.”