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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 landscapes. To be most effective, this action should be taken by local people who have most to gain from the protection and enhancement of their immediate environment.

Havant Borough Tree Wardens help to plant and manage trees and hedges in local schools, woodlands and open spaces.  We have advised the developers on the treatment of a 42 acre public open space on the Hampshire Farm development at Westbourne and, with the help of other local organisations, we have planted thousands of trees across the borough.  Tree Wardens do not need to be tree experts; training and support will be given.  Anyone who has an interest in trees, nature or conservation generally and can help in any way is welcome to join the group.

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