A network of fantastic volunteer tree champions around the country.

Our Tree Wardens are local tree champions who plant, look after and stand up for the trees in their patch. Whether you want to get your hands in the earth and plant trees, raise awareness about trees in your local community, or simply be the eyes, ears and voice for the trees down your street, you have what it takes to be a Tree Warden.

What Tree Wardens do

Tree Wardens plant, protect and promote their local trees. No training or experience in tree management is needed – just a love of trees and a few hours to spare.

Tree Wardens are organised into local groups. Each group is managed by a co-ordinator and is autonomous, meeting regularly to decide what they would like to focus on. Some of the projects Tree Warden groups have done include:

  • Arranging local tree planting days
  • Pruning, watering and giving vital aftercare to local trees after planting
  • Working with local authorities to plant and care for our precious street trees
  • Rejuvenating local woodlands in need of management
  • Raising funds and identifying suitable land for local tree planting projects
  • Going into schools to talk to young people about the value of trees.

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Become a volunteer Tree Warden in four easy steps


Download our Tree Warden leaflet for more details.


Find your nearest Tree Warden Network co-ordinator using our map.


Give the co-ordinator a call or email them using their details listed on the map.


Sign up to Branching Out, our newsletter for Tree Wardens.

Find your nearest Tree Warden network & coordinator

Tree Wardens belong to networks co-ordinated by the local authority or parish council, although there are some independent groups. Networks are autonomous – they decide what the priorities are for the trees in their area, allowing you to share your unique skills and interests in aid of your local trees.

Use our interactive map to find a Tree Warden co-ordinator in your area. If there isn’t a local network in your area and you would like to act as Coordinator get one started, please contact us at treewardens@treecouncil.org.uk. You can also get in touch with the Tree Officer in your local authority to discuss starting one.

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