Following a conversation with a tree warden in Stowmarket about dead and dying trees being often roosting places for bats we have added information from the Bat Conservation Trust to our Resources page. Please be aware of bats when trees are to be felled.
This difficult situation brought about by Covid 19 has disrupted our work as Tree Wardens as it has for the rest of society. However it also offers opportunities to get closer to nature on our daily walk (on our own or in pairs, keeping 2 meters social distance). Opportunities could include:
- simply enjoying the spring as it unfolds
- observing which & when trees come into flower & leaf; which comes first – flowers or leaves or at same time? A question put to me by a fellow tree warden!
- taking photos
- noting wildlife – I saw my first Brimstone butterfly in my garden recently
- increasing tree identification skills
- general observation of health of trees in your area
- carrying out hedgerow/ancient tree surveys
Please let me know how you get on or you can post your observations direct on the site. To do this you will need to register on the site.
Nationally the Tree Council has issued guidelines they are asking us all to follow. Here they are in the latest email message from Sara Lom (CEO of the Tree Council).
Stay safe dear friends and continue to support trees whilst doing so.
Frances Jannaway: coordinator Suffolk Tree Warden Network
This site is now open for anybody to register to leave comments on posts and report their experience and observations regarding trees and tree matters. If you are a Suffolk Tree Warden you will also then have access to our resources pages designed to help you protect and enhance the trees in Suffolk
To register simply complete this form. When we have approved your registration you will then be able to post comments. Tree wardens will also soon be able to add new posts and pictures. Guidelines for doing this will be published soon.
We’ve just heard about this initiative. How to make a big difference in a small space.
Follow this link to the latest ATF newsletter
Wakelyns is an organic rotation agroforestry farm in Suffolk UK
Over the years, some of the trees in the Wakelyns agroforestry tree lines died or were damaged; and some of the tree lines were never quite completed.
With assistance from Paul Jackson, who has looked after the Wakelyns trees for many years, we are holding a Wakelyns Tree Planting Day on Saturday 25 January.
Everyone is welcome to come along to help and join in the fun. The more people we have, the more trees we can plant, making for more apples, cherries, quinces, figs, sweet chestnuts, habitats, carbon sequestration, and everything else which comes with tree planting, down the line.
We will provide all the trees, refreshments and, with luck, good weather! If you are up for joining us on the 25th that would be great.
If you would like to plant trees at Wakelyns, please fill in your details on the Wakelyn’s website: http://www.wakelyns.co.uk/ and you will be put on the contact database and sent more details of the event nearer the 25th.
Please do not just turn up on the day.
A new edition of the Forestry Commission Tree Health News has recently been published. Follow this link to read it.