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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.
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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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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.

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STWN hedgerow planting in the news

Suffolk Tree Wardens are in the news on the Suffolk Norfolk border when the local weekly newspaper Diss Express reported on their work to preserve and improve the region’s hedgerows for the benefit of wildlife, carbon reduction and the landscape.

Diss Express Friday 21 May 2021
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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.

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Healing Woods Update

Suffolk County Council are now planning the next phase of the Healing Woods initiative in Suffolk. Over the next year the Healing Woods team aim to work with a variety of communities and places across the county to help them create a Healing Wood or similar natural healing space for their community. The team will use this to develop a package of support and tools that they can then roll out to other Suffolk communities over future years.

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Healing Woods

Everyone in Suffolk should be able to enjoy an area of natural green space close to where they live. Healing Woods is an exciting and ambitious initiative to create more natural woodland and green space across the county, particularly where it is most needed, to help people benefit from being able to experience nature and support their health and wellbeing.

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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 Planting and CO2 Reduction

What should we be planting and where?

We hear of new tree planting initiatives to battle against climate change almost daily and all are to be applauded but they are not the only answer. We also need to be looking after the trees and woods we already have and other habitats which also sequester carbon.

Volunteers help to plant trees for the Woodland Trust.
Volunteers helping on project for Woodland Trust, which sent out a million trees last year. Photograph: Philip Formby/PA (from Observer article)
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Community Tree Nurseries

Suffolk Tree Nurseries – Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Movable raised beds – large scale at a community farm

The enormous demand for locally sourced and grown trees & shrubs, especially for hedgerow planting, now and in the future has inspired Suffolk Tree Wardens to establish Tree Nurseries in their communities across the county.