CJS Focus on Trees & Hedges

Published:  21 November 2005

In Association with: Tree Council for National Tree Week


logo: Tree Warden Scheme - The Tree CouncilTree Wardens champion Britain's trees

Tree Wardens are a national force of volunteer tree champions dedicated to their local trees — in town and countryside. They are therefore key to the success of National Tree Week, working closely with tree officers, farmers, landowners, schools and community groups.

 “A recent survey showed that Tree Wardens devote an impressive 1.8 million hours to their communities’ trees — and that’s volunteer time worth about £13 million,” said Tree Council Chairman Sue Roe.

  “Our Tree Warden Scheme, which has just celebrated its 15th anniversary, is a significant volunteer force that has brought influence, energy and enthusiasm to the protection and improvement of Britain’s treescape.”

The Tree Council’s Tree Warden Scheme, run in partnership with National Grid and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, consists of 130 local networks co-ordinated by local authorities, voluntary organisations and, increasingly, local partnerships. Tree Wardens are appointed by parish councils, local authorities and community groups. Typical activities include protecting trees, growing, planting and caring for new ones, gathering information about local trees, developing imaginative projects with schools, and getting involved with Tree Council initiatives such as National Tree Week, Trees Love Care, Walk in the Woods and Seed Gathering Season. 

For further information visit www.treecouncil.org.uk

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