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Tree Wardens Celebrate 20th Anniversary at House of Lords

A Havant Borough Tree Warden network tree champion headed for the House of Lords on Monday 29 November to mark 20 years of The Tree Council’s national Tree Warden Scheme and celebrate its National Tree Week.

Volunteer Tree Wardens, their network co-ordinators, politicians and senior local council officials from across the country gathered for a special reception hosted by Tree Council Trustee The Lord Best OBE on behalf of The Tree Council.

They included Frances Jannaway, Tree Warden and Tree Warden co-ordinator of the Havant Borough Tree Warden network, one of the 35 networks represented at the reception.
Environmental charity The Tree Council launched the national Tree Warden Scheme on 19 September 1990. Today it is a UK-wide force of 8,000 local volunteer tree champions in 150 local networks in England, Wales and Scotland, dedicated to their communities’ trees – both rural …

National Tree Week Emsworth

Tree Wardens in Emsworth assisted school children from Emsworth Primary School to plant 30 trees in their school grounds in December 2009, as a part of the National Tree Week. The trees, a mixture of Silver Birch, Wild Cherry and Rowan, were supplied for free by the Woodland Trust Tree For All scheme.

The Tree Wardens prepared the ground in advance of the children planting the trees. On the day of planting, groups of children were brought out to plant the trees at the prepared site in the school grounds. John Green a Havant Borough Tree Warden demonstrated how the trees should be planted and later planted an Elm and 2 Oaks in the school grounds.