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Tree Wardens 

Trees planted by and for the community in Kings Cliffe

Tree Wardens - tree champions for their community

The national network of Tree Warden Groups is run by the Tree Council.  North Northamptonshire Council are promoting the scheme across our area, building on previous schemes such as the Corby Woodland Project. 

The local coordinator is Hannah Dunstan who would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in helping out.
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Tree Wardens are volunters who plant, protect and promote their local trees.   No training or experience in tree management is needed – just a love of trees and a few hours to spare.

Some of the projects Tree Warden groups have done include:

  •   Arranging local tree planting days

  •   Pruning, watering caring for local trees

  •   Contributing to national tree surveys

  •   Working with local authorities to plant and care for street trees

  •   Rejuvenating local woodlands

  •   Raising funds and finding land for tree planting projects

  •   Going into schools to talk about the value of trees.

Some of the benefits of being a Tree Warden are that you will be able to:

  • Make a difference and contribute to the local and global call for more trees

  • Get that ‘feel good’ factor knowing that the trees you care for are making a lasting impact for people and wildlife

  • Enjoy volunteering outdoors and boost your own health and wellbeing while meeting new people and making new friends

  • Learn new skills and discover more about tree planting, tree health, tree management and recording

Next meetings

Monday 13th May – 10:30-12:30 
Tree Biology

Thursday 13th June – 10:30-12:30 

Threats and Challenges to our Trees

 

Both will be in the Log Cabin at East Carlton Park.

Sam Village from the Tree Council will be joining us and will be providing the training.

This Tree Council video gives a great introduction to what it means to be a Tree Warden.      Click here.

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Training for Tree Wardens - the finer points of tree planting

Download a new promotional leaflet for the Tree Warden network - ideal for printing out and pinning on a parish noticeboard etc. 

Last  meeting 

The North Northamptonshire Tree Warden network was ‘relaunched’ with a meeting for old and new Tree Wardens at East Carlton Countryside Park on 17th April.

 

10 Tree Wardens from all over North Northamptonshire were present and  had the opportunity to learn more about the scheme. Sam Village, the National Tree Warden Scheme Coordinator presented the Induction Module: Championing your Local Trees which allowed the volunteers to learn more about the Tree Council and what it means to be a Tree Warden.

 

Adam Cade also joined us from Rockingham Forest Vision and he gave a talk about the project and explained what opportunities and events were open to the volunteers. To conclude the meeting and as part of the Tree Council's ‘Spring in your Step’ seasonal campaign, we took part in a guided walk through the woodlands of East Carlton Park led by John, the park’s ranger.

The meeting went really well and everyone was eager to get started. The next training session will take place in either May or June and it's not too late to join the team. Please email Hannah if you are interested.

Guided walk though the woods in East Carlton Country Park

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