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Tree Wardens Wanted for Hayling Island

Havant Borough Tree Wardens are looking for people who live on Hayling Island to become tree wardens.  Tree wardens are volunteers who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects related to trees and woods.

The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative launched in 1990 by The Tree Council to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods.  The Tree Council is the tree campaigning charity, an umbrella body for over 150 UK organisations working together to promote the importance of trees within the changing environment.

Working together:
for more trees, of the right kind in the right places for better care for all trees, of all ages and to inspire effective action for trees Its goal is to make “Trees matter to everyone”.
Trees are a precious part of our natural heritage and we need to take action now if future generations are to enjoy the beauty and variety of our l…

Current Mayor plants tree on Hayling Island

In 1974 the Charter Mayor, John Derben, a Hayling Island councillor planted an Ash tree in Legion Field and started a tradition which has continued up to the present time.

Five years ago, because of  ash tree die back, it was decided that in future a variety of trees would be planted in Hayling park instead. 

A tree is usually planted toward the end of a mayor's term of office.