For the third year running, the Suffolk Tree Warden Network (STWN) is working in partnership with the Woodland Trust and Suffolk County Council to plant large numbers of trees in Suffolk. The 2020 tree offer gives you as a Suffolk Tree Warden the opportunity, once again, to plant trees in your community.
This year, the Suffolk Tree Warden Network is being offered up to 4,700 cell-grown saplings and 7,660 hedgerow shrubs & trees, all UK sourced and grown, as part of the Woodland Trust Eastern Claylands.
In 2018, Suffolk Tree Wardens were provided with and planted an impressive 2,500 trees, and together with the landowner tree packs, just under 9,000 trees were planted.
Last year (2019-2020), nearly 4,500 trees were given to Tree Wardens to plant in their parishes and towns. In addition, 850 meters of hedgerow, approximately 4,500 shrubs and trees, were provided to create new hedgerows and fill in gaps in old hedgerows.
Over the last two years, thanks to this Partnership, about 18,000 trees and shrubs have been planted in Suffolk.
Who can apply
To apply for the fully subsidised Tree & Hedgerow packs, you need to be a Tree Warden either appointed by your Town/Parish council or by the Suffolk Tree Warden Network.
Before ordering your trees, you will need to be registered on the STWN website. See ‘How to apply’ below.
There are some Conditions attached to this fully subsidised offer.
If you are not yet a Tree Warden and wish to participate in this tree and/or hedgerow offer, please contact STWN coordinator Frances Jannaway, giving your name, parish and telephone number.
There are two types of packs you can apply for: Tree Packs and Hedgerow Packs. Follow the links for more details.
How to apply
- If you have not already done so, you need to register on the STWN website. In case of difficulty, please contact Richard Jannaway, the website manager.
- You will receive an email to say you are now registered to apply for trees. You may have to wait a few days for this.
- Meantime, please study the Planting Guide and the Conditions of the offer.
- When your registration has been confirmed, you can complete and submit the order form. You will need to login to the STWN website to do this.
- The order form does not have a facility to save a draft copy so if you want to go back and check something you need to use tabbed browsing. Open a second tab in your browser, then you can keep the order form open in one whilst you browse the site in the other.
- You will receive an automated acknowledgement that your order has been received and a summary of your order.
- Your order will be checked and you will be informed whether your application has been successful. Please keep a copy of your order for your records.
- Nearer the time you will receive information about delivery of your trees.
On the order form, please give the full delivery address and directions to find you.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, it is likely that we will need to deliver your trees to an easily accessible location. We therefore request that you place a sign by the road to make finding your property/ the drop off location easier to find.
It may be possible for you to collect your trees from a suitable collection point (as last year) but we will have to space these out over the collection days.
You will be advised nearer the time when delivery will take place.
Once again the Woodland Trust is able to offer fully subsidised tree packs for farmers and landowners in the Eastern Claylands area – they’re available on a first come, first served basis and have limited availability, so make sure you don’t miss out!
The packs (of 50 saplings each, up to 2 per land holding) will be available for collection from a series of regional collection points in December and February, and we’ll be working closely with our H&S colleagues to ensure these are managed in a Covid-19 secure way.
Applications can be made here: https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/home and click on the ‘tree packs collection ‘ tab, where you’ll be able to select a location/timeslot. Distributing the packs in this way allows us to adopt Covid-19 social distancing and hygiene measures at the collection points.
If you would like to plant more trees, woods and/or hedgerows than you can apply for here, you have several options.
The Tree Council:
The Tree Council offers two opportunities to fund trees in your community:
- The Branching Out Fund – a grants fund to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in tree and hedge planting and care.
- Free tree packs for schools supported by the Tree Angel Orchards Fund. You can register to hear when applications open.