Network coordinator details:

Penny Brown

About the network:

The Leicester Tree Wardens began their development journey in June 2019. After a short break during Covid-19, the group have continued to thrive and gain in numbers.

They have four seasonal gatherings each year, when members can socialise and catch up. The Trees & Woodlands team prepare tree identification quizzes and themed presentations. The subjects range from how a tree grows, pests and diseases, too Ash dieback, offering interesting information, whilst aiming to broaden everyone’s knowledge of trees in general. We also have guest speakers.

Members also meet up during action days. Outdoor activities have included creating bee posts from harvesting stand dead wood from Leicester’s Parks, to constructing benches, pruning fruit trees and harvesting in Leicester’s community orchards.

The Leicester’s Tree Wardens also have ongoing projects. For example, helping Leicester’s schools with their orchards and choosing trees to update Leicester’s Tree Trails Western Park tree trail ( The Mapping Edible Leicester project aims to raise the profile of Leicester’s Community Orchards. Members have been mapping the sites across Leicester, noting the position and condition of the fruit and nut trees and helping us to get the information online, so that Leicester residents can pick their own free fresh food. Community orchards (

With 12 major parks and over 149,000 trees across Leicester, the Parks & Open Spaces team are most grateful for the support of the Leicester Tree Wardens and their achievements contribute towards the aims for our city’s trees and support the delivery and achievement of our tree strategy aims.

We are thankful for the support from the Tree Council and are proud to be in partnership with them.

For more information about the Leicester tree warden role and to join, please follow Tree Warden Volunteer | Leicester City Council Volunteering


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