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Ash Tree Dieback

Havant Borough Tree Wardens are on the look out for the Ash tree disease in the borough, but we are only a small group, so the trees need your help as well. We hope to post local information and are looking at developing a web page specifically about the problem. In the meantime here are a number of resources that may help you in identifying and reporting Ash trees.

Ashtag
This is a new mobile phone application that allows the reporting of trees on many popular smart phones.
ashtag.org

Tree Disease
A web site set up by the Woodland Trust that outlines the trusts 3 point plan to tackle the disease. The site also has information about identifying the disease and what to do about it. You can sign up to help via a form on the web site.
treedisease.co.uk

Forest Commission
Probably the best resource for identifying the disease and includes a video:
www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara




BBC web page
This web page has some useful information about the Ash tree dieback (Chalara Fraxinea) disease.
www.bbc.co.uk/…

5,500 trees to be planted

Exciting news.

For a number of months now our coordinator Frances Jannaway and numerous tree wardens across Havant Borough have been busy putting together a Big Tree Plant funding application. Frances has of course done most of the hard work! The Big Tree Plant scheme was devised to enable the planting of up to 1 million trees across the UK over a 5 year period.

We are delighted to announce that our application has been successful and we have been awarded the sum of £25,480 to plant 5,583 trees in public spaces within Havant Borough. The project stretches across the borough and includes Bedhampton, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Leigh Park, Waterlooville and Purbrook.

The trees will be planted by a variety of voluntary groups and organisations, including Tree Wardens, Nature Conservation Volunteers, Teachers, children and their parents and other community groups such as Hayling Island Horticultural Society, Havant Day Services, Stroke Recovery groups.

If you would like to help plant trees…