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STWN are Winners!

STWN has won the Greenest Community Award in Suffolk County Council’s Greenest County Awards 2021.

In making the award the judges said: This wide-ranging project had the advantage of having a positive effect across many communities throughout the whole of Suffolk. It has a lot of support, with many more parishes across Suffolk now having a Tree Warden. Its range of influence and high ambitions to change the landscape of the county by involving local communities gave it the edge in an extremely high quality field of nominations.”

Leader of SCC, Matthew Hicks presenting the award to STWN Tree Wardens Helen Bynum and Fe Morris

In our winning bid for the recent SCC Greenest Community Award we said: “We are putting trees into the land and on the map. STWN has distributed (in partnership with WT and SCC) 20,000 trees and hedgerow shrubs in 2019-2020. This year we will act as the distribution hub for 4,500 trees and 20,000 hedgerow shrubs. The hedgerow shrubs total 4km of new hedgerows, recognised as a vital biodiversity resource. STWN is also the access point for landowners to place orders for TW Landowner packs totalling 10,500 trees.

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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 HealingWoods@suffolk.gov.uk 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.