we're part of the Wirral Environmental Network, and we support the work in the UK of the Tree Council and associated organisations. We work with conservation volunteers, schools, park rangers, and the many "Friends" organisations that get neighbours active in the parks, open spaces, hedgerows, roadside verges and the loved, but often neglected, areas of the Wirral Peninsula. Join our mailing list, or be
a Tree Warden, volunteer/supporter, then click here
We try to keep busy, to explore our area's trees and woods. We and our partner groups have lots of projects/collaborations with the trees we enjoy. We share skills, information, projects and campaigns for tree protection, planting and care in a rapidly changing landscape of threats and opportunities for trees, not least as part of our need to counter the impact of threats to our climate, environment and biodiversity
We work closely with:
we need time and expertise: not excessive, but as much as you enjoy giving.
Our fundraising is basic: sales of fruit preserves from our orchards, gardens and foraging, & donations at events such as Apple Days and Farmers' Markets. We no longer have the sales of refreshments at Royden Park. So we're looking for new opportunities to raise funds - can you help?
We need more tree wardens and friends to keep an eye on the treescape in our area,
- perhaps looking at trees in parks, gardens and roadsides when walking your dog
- perhaps by being the "tree champion" in your community group, school parents group, or business, and look at bringing trees into any spaces around you. We welcome links with any of the "Friends of.." groups so Tree Wardens can work with parks, wildlife & conservation areas, museums, libraries and heritage sites
We are starting back on a full programme of training, visits and volunteer activities.
Work during lock downs, safe working restrictions, social distancing? We follow advice from the Tree Council
( click for a link to Tree Council advice for tree wardens) This advice is updated quite frequently, so check the dates
We're still working with other partners in the Wirral Initiative on Trees to monitor and improve the Strategy for Trees, Hedgerows and Woodlands for Wirral, to shape policy for the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
we're preparing a massive citizen-science project to record (and help preserve) our local trees
We hope the autumn will bring more Apple Days and Autumn Walks in the Woods
meanwhile, look at our new Tree Planting section for some ideas about safe working to grow on more trees
Wirral Strategy for Trees, Hedgerows and Woodlands can be downloaded from here.
Wirral TreeWardens Network: we're planning our calendar of events and have been tidying up the trees at Brimstage, call Dave for dates on pdellwand at hotmail.com. or check our calendar
But our biggest effort is community planting of many thousand trees in Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales, while keeping social distancing and safety uppermost - watch out for news!!