Tree Wardens are volunteers who work with parish councils or other community organisations. They gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and local practical projects related to trees and woods.
The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative founded by The Tree Council, helping local tree enthusiasts to get involved and care for the trees in their area.
Tree Wardens can:
- Champion their local trees and woods
- Plant and care for trees
- Carry out woodland management
- Set up tree nurseries using seeds collected locally
- Survey trees and gather information about them
- Provide early warning of threats, disease, decay or vandalism
- Get together with like-minded people for training and field trips
- Spearhead Tree Council initiatives such as its Hedge Tree Campaign to reverse the decline of trees and hedges.
The Suffolk Network
Suffolk Tree Warden Network supports Tree Wardens in championing the trees of Suffolk by:
- Organising training courses and events, for example tree identification, planting & caring for trees, woodland management, tree diseases
- Enabling Tree Wardens to get together in small groups for mutual support and encouragement
- Providing a forum where Tree Wardens can exchange information and ideas
- Organising shared actions such as tree planting and after care
- Advertising tree-related events, especially in Suffolk.
Suffolk Tree Warden Network is affiliated to The Tree Council which is the UK’s lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment.
The Tree Council’s vision is more trees in streets, parks, hedgerows and woodland across the UK, bringing benefits to people and wildlife, enhancing landscapes and engaging people in biodiversity and environmental issues. It works in partnership with volunteer Tree Wardens, schools, communities, organisations and government to make trees matter to everyone.
For more information please see the Tree Council information leaflet on their website.
Using this site
If you are a Tree Warden you will be given access to the Tree Warden Resource pages when you register. Here you will find information to help in your work which is not available to the general public.