Tree Planting in Hartest,

Many thanks to the STWN and the Woodland Trust for the parcel of trees which were delivered in mid December. We have made good use of them here in Hartest.

I planted 21 one of them at the top of a rather exposed bank and path called Pask’s Path which leads from the village to the village Millennium Wood (owned by the Woodland Trust but planted and managed by the village).

Job well done: Hartest volunteers after completing planting the trees and protecting them with deer guards.

We also planted some in a new cemetery we have created in the village.

A few of the others I have potted on for future use around the village.

John Kemp,
Tree warden for Hartest parish in Babergh

Orchards East workshops – winter 2018-2019

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The following are details of workshops in Suffolk, more details on these and other courses can be found at

Suffolk, January 2019

Sunday 27 January – Espalier and Reformative Fruit Tree Pruning, Waldringfield Scattered Orchard, Waldringfield, Suffolk. 1000-1530. Tutor Dr Anna Baldwin.

This one-day workshop is aimed at those who wish to learn how to restore espaliers, which have grown beyond their formal boundaries, concentrating upon reforming the main branch structure. It will also cover reformative pruning of apple trees of 15-40 years of age, which have had minimal pruning in recent years. No previous experience is required. The workshop will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are provided. There is a £15 charge for this event, to support Waldringfield Scattered Orchard.

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2018 STWN events roundup

In 2018, Suffolk Tree Warden Network (STWN) organised a number of tree-related events and workshops in Suffolk, including Spring Forum & AGM, Woodland Management, Tree Identification & Tree Warden Role and Tree Planting.

In cooperation with the Woodland Trust, STWN was able to offer free tree packs to Suffolk Tree Wardens and distributed over 2,500 young trees before Christmas.

Suffolk Tree Wardens were also kept informed about events & training courses put on by national & East Anglian organisations/charities such as Forestry Commission Tree Health seminar, Orchards East Plum and Cobnut Day and Tree Council’s Tree Warden Regional Forum.

STWN will be organising a similar number of events again this year, starting with the Spring Forum & AGM in East Suffolk – date & venue to be agreed.