The Tree Council's Tree Warden scheme
Tree Wardens are a national force of local tree champions and a key part of The Tree Council's community action programme. The Tree Council co-ordinates the Tree Warden scheme nationally and supports local networks like the one in Plymouth.
What we do
The Tree Warden network run by Plymouth Tree Partnership gives community-minded people the opportunity to lead activities that conserve and improve trees. Working individually or in groups, these are some of the things that we do but any idea that helps others to value the city's trees is considered:Care for young trees until they are established
Develop ideas for tree improvement projects, especially new plantings
Report tree problems
Survey trees by gathering information and adding to the tree record
Give talks about trees to interested groups and in schools
Where we are
Tree Wardens are working to get young trees established in several places across Plymouth. Click here to find out more.
How we learn
All new Tree Wardens receive a free handbook explaining more about the work of Tree Wardens. They also receive regular newsletters and occasional free books. We try to hold a different group event most months with the aim of learning more about trees. Many topics are covered, for example:Recognising trees
Appreciating the value and uses of trees
Looking after young trees
Understanding Tree Preservation Orders
Running a tree planting event
Are you interested?
Being a Tree Warden is a very worthwhile way of contributing to your local community. If you are interested in becoming a Tree Warden, please fill in this form. We'll then invite you to one of our regular meetings where we can complete the enrolment process.