The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods. The scheme is founded by the Tree Council with the support of the government department Communities and Local Government.
Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils or other community organisations, who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects to do with trees and woods.
Local residents, who care about their community, are being encouraged to branch out and play a key role in protecting their environment.
Volunteer tree wardens have the opportunity to get involved in community activities such as regular watering of new saplings, designing local tree planting schemes, working with local schools on woodland studies, surveying trees and gathering information about them, caring for trees in their area and providing early warning of threats, disease, decay or vandalism.
If you are a tree enthusiast and wish to investigate the options of beginning a community led Tree Warden Scheme, please visit the Tree Council website. The Tree Council and Torbay Council would actively support the creation of an independent network.
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