Network coordinator details:
Co-ordinator: 
Dave Harris
Postcode: 
RG21 4AH
Telephone: 
 01256 844844
Email: 
dave.harris@basingstoke.gov.uk
Website: 

About the network:

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council supports thirty plus Tree Wardens who are active in the town wards and rural parishes, where they work closely with local conservation groups.

The activity most Tree Wardens carry out is watching over the important trees in their neighbourhoods and commenting on planning applications likely to adversely affect the trees. They also report unauthorised work on trees with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs).

In the last 12 months urban Tree Warden Julie Powell has set up a tree nursery on an allotment in the town, while rural tree warden Alison Mosson has planted more than a kilometre of hedgerow and standard trees, over 7,000 plants in total.

Most recently the Eastrop Park Tree Trail, which was originally created by Tree Wardens eight years ago, has been updated and reprinted. A tree trail is currently in progress for another of the borough’s parks; the War Memorial Park.

Training generally takes place on request from Tree Wardens, or when we have new Tree Wardens. We have found tree identification and trees and the law are always popular subject matter.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Carol Tuxford (scheme administrator) via email carol.tuxford@basingstoke.gov.uk or telephone 01256 844 844.

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