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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 supported by legacy councils 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

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

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Exactly what the Tree Wardens'  role will be in North Northants is still evolving, so this is a great  time to join the group and be a part of a growing tree community!

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. 

February 2024: Hannah says....

Thinking about becoming a Tree Warden?  There will be a series of events and meetings for our local network this year. You’d be very welcome to join us and see what’s involved. To help us to find out the best times and locations to meet and how to support you best, please could you fill in this survey before 4th March: 

I'm asking all existing members of the network to fill up the same form please.

Next meeting 20th March


We are planning our next meeting for Wednesday 20th March at East Carlton Countryside Park. Sam Village, the National Coordinator, will be joining us and we are hoping to deliver the Tree Warden Induction module and the Tree Threats and Challenges module, followed by a guided walk around the woodlands.  More details soon.

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