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.
The Tree Council is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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