Chesterfield and Lancaster Councils launch their new Tree Warden Networks as part of National Tree Week celebrations

We are overjoyed to announce the launch of two new Tree Warden Networks led by Chesterfield Borough Council and Lancaster City Council. Sam Village, our National Tree Warden Scheme Coordinator, had the pleasure of leading induction training for all the new volunteers and, as it was National Tree Week, there was an opportunity celebrate the…

Regional Forum in Wales

Mike Higgins and Clarissa Price In October 2021, Tree Warden volunteers from the Pembrokeshire coast and the Brecon Beacons National Park attended the first ever National Tree Warden Forum in Wales. Held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and hosted by The Tree Council’s Sam Village, the day including training on championing local trees,…

10 things you didn’t know about trees 

Trees are amazing. These complicated, wonderful lifeforms have been on our planet for thousands of years and they’re integral to our survival. But how much do you really know about them? There are more than 3 trillion trees on earth – that’s 422 times as many trees as people! But at the beginning of human civilisation there were…

A brand new orchard in Pembrokeshire!

In September 2021, the Pembrokeshire Tree Warden Network planted an incredible new orchard at Redhill School, Haverfordwest. Tree Warden Coordinator Mike Higgins explains: “This is our first new orchard since the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, so it was fantastic to be carrying out planting again. One of our amazing volunteer Tree Wardens, Jennifer Summers, coordinated…