The Tree Council is keen to hear from you if there is no local network in your area and you would like to get one started.
It is usually the Local Authority or a local environmental voluntary sector organisation that co-ordinates the Scheme locally. The co-ordinator is often either the Tree or Woodland Officer or a project officer with some tree expertise.
The role of the local network co-ordinator is essential to the Scheme because it is important for Tree Wardens to have a known "face" to whom they can turn.
The task of co-ordinator does not necessarily have to involve a great deal of extra work; time spent will be dependent upon the capacity of the co-ordinator and the size of the network. Some co-ordinators allocate about 10 days per year to their network, others up to three quarters of their time.
Tree Council support for new networks
All new networks are required to become members of the Tree Council, which comes with a membership fee of £250 per annum.
Once a new network has become a member we provide the following publications free of charge to the network co-ordinator to send on to their Tree Wardens:
Tree Warden newsletter
Tree Warden Leaflets
Tree Warden Handbook
Publications to support the work
We are also available to provide advice and support:
- Tree Warden toolkit - a password protected online resource
Tree warden on line forum (will be available in the near future)
Annual regional forums and training events
Develop and support new networks
Please click here for a full list of Tree Council member benefits.