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The Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

On the 19th May Frances Jannaway, (Havant Borough Tree Warden volunteer coordinator from 2006 - 2015) and Peter Wallbank (current coordinator) attended Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. They were invited by the Tree Council to recognise the significant contribution made by local Tree Wardens in this the 25th year since they launched the national Tree Warden scheme.

Amongst other significant contributions, Frances was fundamental in obtaining nearly £20,000 from the Big Tree Plant funding scheme provided by DEFRA (Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Forestry Commission to increase the number of trees planted in cities, towns and neighbourhoods, and organising the planting throughout the Borough. The aim was to involve as many local people as possible in planting and looking after trees in their neighbourhood. Between 2012 and 2015, 4,780 trees were planted in 15 separate locations such as schools, parks, nature conservation areas, o…

Havant Borough Mayor plants tree

Mayor, Councillor Leah Turner, planting a tree in Hayling Park on 25th April. Taking part are Hayling Tree Wardens and supporters. In 1974 Councillor John Derben, a Hayling Island Councillor and Charter Mayor planted an ash tree in Legion Field and started a tradition which has continued to this day. However, because of ash die back we stopped planting ash trees in Legion Field and the last three mayors have planted different varieties of trees in Hayling Park instead. The tree being planted is a disease resistant New Horizon Elm.

Wild Hedges for Urban Edges in The Trosnant Schools, Havant

Havant is set to benefit from an exciting new initiative designed to give school children and residents access to free, healthy, seasonal food on their doorsteps through the planting of ‘wild’ urban hedges.

The Tree Council has partnered with The Federation of Trosnant Schools to plant a ‘Wild Hedges for Urban Edges’ hedge, which is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This forms the first phase of this new initiative from The Tree Council which aims to introduce town and city dwellers to the benefits of natural, wild hedges.

The project was launched at Southall Park on 5th December to coincide with The Tree Council’s National Tree Week, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. This is the second hedge to be planted as part of the project.

On 10th December Havant Borough Councillors, volunteers from Groundwork, teachers, pupils and The Tree Council, together with Havant Borough Tree Wardens planted fruit trees and over 500 hedging and fruit bushes along an existing bare f…