most of the activities of tree wardens and supporters are enjoyable in themselves, but have serious purposes. "Walk in the Woods" runs in different Tree Warden areas and is a chance to share our enjoyment with members of the public and invite them to learn about tree and woodland issues.
a walk in the woods: early January in a local site of ancient woodland. We're looking at the layout of trees, getting an idea of their health and resilience against some of the waves of bacterial and fungral infections which increasing threaten native species.
Regular activities include organising visits to woodland at different seasons, events and tree plantings in parks, schools and community orchards
all tree wardens are volunteers. we work with a rich range of other volunteer groups in our local areas.
we identify issues which might have an impact on our local trees.
we campaign for better pubic awareness of our rich tree heritage, the threats to it and the ways to improve it.
we plant trees in areas which need them, helping residents and local groups to bring trees, shrubs, community orchards, birds, fruit, colour, shade, textures and sound to enhance where we play, live and work.
we collect tree seeds and propagate trees for planting in suitable areas.
we have a demonstration orchard of heritage varieties of fruit trees, to learn and share ideas about how we can grow useful trees in our allotments, parks, gardens and neighbourhoods
We are working with other groups, both in our area, regionally and nationally, to map our tree heritage and develop a series of Tree Charters, Strategies and Action Plans, to act as a supplementary planning tool which recognises priorities for trees in our environment.