Young Tree Champions

Where’s the Love

When an ancient oak tree near their home was cut down Henry, Arthur and Edward Colnet went into action creating a terrific poster and sharing it on Twitter. There tag is @ColnetConserva1 .

Henry then went into action and wrote this heartfelt and rather serious poem:

Agroforestry Other areas

Agroforestry; together we can make it happen

We must plant trees to tackle the climate crisis – but we must also grow food.

Replacing food crops with trees on UK land would only export the environmental impact of feeding ourselves, often to countries with looser legislation. There is a solution: combining tree-planting with crops or livestock between the rows, i.e. agroforestry, can deliver the greatest ecological benefit for the least loss of food production.

Read more Here

Resources Tree Council Guides

Tree Protection Guide

The Tree Council have just released this guide to successfully protecting your newly planted trees in an ecological way.

Illustration from leaflet


This post will also be on our resources page along with many other items to help with your tree related work.

STWN news Tree Health

The Living Ash Project wants your help

“Together, we can combat ash dieback through harnessing the natural genetic diversity within ash. By bringing together trees showing high levels of tolerance we can start a new breeding programme for ash to ensure it remains a viable option for forestry and the wider environment.”

The Living Ash Project wants to hear from you if you have a tolerant ash tree specifically within a woodland setting.

Link to report a tree page The project is also linked to from our resources page.

Practical Guides STWN news

Ash Dieback- new guidance

The ash dieback hub page on GOV.UK. is now live. 

The page gives an overview of FC/GOV advice on ash dieback disease and management and signposts to key sources of guidance, including from FC, Tree Council, FISA, NTSG, AA, FR and NE.  It has been kept succinct to avoid replication of other sources and should function as an ideal landing page for anyone enquiring about ash dieback.

The page address is:

This link is now on our resources page for future reference.

STWN news

Langham Hall Walled Garden Autumn Fair

STWN ran a stall at Langham Hall Walled Garden Autumn Fair on Sunday 12th September 2021. The stall was manned variously by Fe Morris (Fressingfield), Richard Frost (Stowmarket) and David Appleton (Wortham & Burgate), and was busy all afternoon.

From the Walled Garden Facebook page.
Events STWN news Tree Warden Activities

STWN social/ancient tree walk, Langham

On Thursday 26 August STWN hosted its second face to face event for Tree Wardens since lockdown.

Tree wardens in the walled garden

Some 30 Tree Wardens gathered at Langham Hall Walled Gardennear Walsham-le-Willows on the evening of Thursday 26th August 2021 for a stroll around the beautiful garden, with a glass of wine in hand, to see the work that has been done over the last two years by new Tree Warden Steve Adams and his partner Catherine Supple (and a team of volunteers) in restoring it to former glories.

STWN news Tree Warden Activities

Tree Warden Map updated

The map of Suffolk parishes with one or more Tree Wardens was updated on 10 September.

Click the map to view it.

Directions for how to contact your Tree Warden are on the map page.


NFU Tree Strategy

The NFU have produced their own tree strategy. They say in their introduction:

Trees and hedgerows will play an important role in the
years ahead to achieve Net Zero and deliver
multiple benefits to the farm business, society, and
the environment.

Practical Guides Resources Tree Nursery Project

Air pruning

Growing trees with really strong root systems. The STWN team are creating a series of pages incorporating pictures and links especially for users who are starting their own tree nurseries. This first page is an article and video on air pruning young trees and includes links to resources from all over the world.