Leicestershire Tree Warden Richard Ellison shares his journey mapping his local hedgerows, inspired by a passion to see healthier hedgerows…
- Tree Warden Handbook, Section One – Championing Your Local Trees. To receive a digital copy of the full handbook, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us which Tree Warden network you belong to. If you have a paper handbook, it should have 15 sections – please check, and if not, email us!
- Tree Warden leaflet
- Tree Health Update for Tree Wardens – From Director of Trees, Science and Research, Jon Stokes
- Tree planting guide – our simple guide to planning and planting the right tree in the right place
- Presentations from tree experts – a range of speakers presented at Tree Warden Forums and the Coordinator Workshop on topics ranging from planting trees from seed. to the historical-cultural value of trees, to how hedgerows can help us tackle the climate crisis.
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- Update on Parliamentary Early Day Motion on Trees
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- Urgent update on Oak Processionary Moth
- Why Trees are Good for You: A leaflet created by Epping Tree Wardens on the health and wellbeing benefits of trees.
- Hello Trees Schools Resources: Tree Warden Kate Bretherton runs Hello Trees, a source of fantastic lessons plans, classroom packs and worksheets to help educators teach the wonder of trees to their students.
- Tree Warden and experienced orchards creator Wade Muggleton has produced a series of fantastic resources including a document on Planning and Planting an Orchard. For more of his resources, visit this page.
Many local Tree Warden Networks produce fantastic newsletters packed with local news, policy updates and advice. If you’d be happy to share your newsletter with other networks, please contact Holly Chetan-Welsh.
Latest Tree Warden news
News, blogs and updates from Tree Wardens and Tree Warden Coordinators across the UK.
Tree Wardens supported by Postcode Local Trust
Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. In 2020, we received £20,000 from the Trust to develop and launch new training materials for our Tree Warden volunteers across the country. This crucial information will give all volunteers baseline knowledge on important tree matters and give them confidence, and to allow others to have confidence in them, as they take action in their communities.
What Tree Wardens are up to
To share an update on what your network have been doing, please get in touch!
Promoting the health benefits of trees
Did you know that spending time among trees has been linked to boosting your immune system? Epping Forest Tree Wardens developed a leaflet to raise awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits of trees, and circulated it to GP surgeries in their local area to raise awareness.
Bringing a community woodland back to life
Tree Wardens in Eastleigh, Hampshire, have rejuvenated an overgrown and underused copse (a small area of woodland), bringing the space back into use by the community. Last year in National Tree Week, the Tree Wardens planted a new fruiting hedgerow on the border of the woodland with the help of local nursery school children. Dick Walters, one of the Tree Wardens in Eastleigh was interviewed by Sky News about why working with children as Tree Wardens was so important.
“It’s not taught in schools now, a lot of children at ten or eleven don’t know where an apple came from; haven’t seen an oak tree and don’t udnerstand the process of nature and what nature does. They’re our answer for the future.”
Planting precious street trees
Street trees make our streets greener and more pleasant. They absorb air pollution and keep us cool in the summer. But they take careful planning, to put the right tree species in the right place. They can be costly to plant, too, as the area may need to be surveyed for pipes and other infrastructure, and a pit may need to be dug in concrete or tarmac.
Surrey Tree Wardens work with their local authority to increase the number of street trees in Surrey’s urban areas. They also care for the trees after planting to ensure they can thrive for years to come.