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Join us in the green gazebo @ the Suffolk Show, 31 May & 1 June

Getting attention at South Suffolk Show

We have enjoyed a fantastic response from farmers, landowners, the general public and potential new #TreeWardens to our new STWN-branded gazebo at the recent Euston Country Show & Game Fair and the South Suffolk Show.

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Celebrating 30 years of Tree Wardens.

As many of you know, “the terrible impact of Dutch elm disease in the 1970s plays an important role in The Tree Council’s history. The charity was established in 1974 as part of the national replanting effort which inspired the nation to get out and restore our treescapes. The Tree Warden Scheme was founded in 1980 and rapidly became an important part of the Tree Council’s work.” (quoted from The Tree Council Website Thirty years of Tree Wardening)

So they were delighted when a Tree Warden suggested planting disease-resistant elm trees to commemorate thirty years of Tree Wardening. The elm pictured below is one of four other celebratory elms we are fortunate enough to have been given for Suffolk.

Here is the tree in Summer. It will take a while to catch up with it’s neighbours.
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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.

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The Queen’s Green Canopy in Suffolk

Across the nation, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, people will be planting trees to form what is being called ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’.

Briefing from the organisers for Tree Wardens.

In Suffolk we are already well on our way towards a target of 770,000 new trees planted, preserving existing trees and hedges as we go. That number represents one tree for every person in Suffolk. In many ways this scheme is at the heart of Suffolk’s appeal and it’s igniting people’s imaginations up and down the county.


Anglian Agroforestry Farms Open Weekend 2021

Celebrating the growing community of agroforestry farms in our area: Fellows Farm, Fobbing Farm, Shimpling Park Farm, Maple Farm Kelsale, Wakelyns and Whitehall Farm will be open for visitors on Saturday 1st -Sunday 2nd May 2021

Wakelyns from the air showing the contrast with the surrounding prarire farms. From their website.

Visit the Wakelyns website for full details.

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Tree Planting in Creeting St Peter

View from the road boundary

Farmer in Creeting st Peter, Tim Broom planted the trees which should hopefully be enjoyed by all who travel the A14 and also provide us with a screen to the ever advancing development of Stowmarket.’

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Tree Offer 2020 success

For the third year running, Suffolk Tree Warden Network (STWN) has been working in partnership with the Woodland Trust and Suffolk County Council to plant large numbers of fully subsidised trees in Suffolk.

Packing trees for distribution under Covid restrictions

The 2020 tree offer gave Suffolk Tree Wardens the opportunity to plant even more trees and hedgerows than in previous years in their communities.

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National Tree Week update

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Update on UK tree policy

The Tree Council CEO Sara Lom has posted an update on UK tree policy on their site and invites you to be a voice for trees.

The tree planting pledges made at last year’s election may feel a long time ago, but the coming year continues to be a vital time for UK trees. Our CEO Sara Lom provides an update on the latest tree policy to keep you informed and to ask you please, to continue to be a voice for our precious trees, hedgerows, street trees and orchards across the country.

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Tree Offer 2020

It is time for Tree Wardens to start applying for Trees and Hedgerow plants for planting next winter -2020 – 2021. Follow the link to find out more.