Tree Warden network in South Cambridgeshire
Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils or other community organisations, who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects related to the trees and woods.
The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods. The scheme was founded and is nationally co-ordinated by The Tree Council.
Who is The Tree Council?
The Tree Council are the UK’s leading charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. They work in partnership with communities, organisations and government to make trees matter to everyone.
The overall goal is to make trees matter to everyone and Tree Wardens are the key to achieving this.
Why are South Cambs involved?
We are the registered network coordinator for this area with The Tree Council.
As coordinators we aim to provide training tailored to local needs and keep parishes up-to-date on current tree issues.
Why should I be a Tree Warden?
Being a Tree Warden gives people who feel that trees matter an opportunity to be involved with trees in their local area. As the eyes and ears of their Parish, each Tree Warden decides on their level of involvement, areas of interest and what is useful to their neighbourhood.
How do I become a Tree Warden?
Please contact your Parish Council or representative and let them know you are interested. As the Tree Wardens are Parish champions, all communication from South Cambs will be via the Parish Council Clerk.
For more information on becoming a Tree Warden, download The Tree Council's Tree Warden Scheme leaflet.
I don't live in South Cambs
Cambridge City Council have various volunteer opportunities in open spaces.
You might also be interested in some local organisations such as Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust or the RSPB Royal Society of Protection.
How to look up a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
Please follow the instructions on how to access the information for TPOs.
How to look up a Tree Works Application or Notification
Please follow the instructions on how to access the information for a Tree Works application or notification.
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