The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative enabling people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing trees and woodlands in their local area.
The scheme was founded by the Tree Council and works in partnership with organisations to oversee over 8,000 Tree Wardens volunteering across 135 local networks.
The Tree Warden Scheme in Erewash is coordinated by the Council's Tree Officer.
What is a Tree Warden?
Erewash Tree Wardens are volunteers that care about trees, woodlands and the environment. Anyone can become a Tree Warden, all we ask is that you work to conserve and enhance trees and woodlands in your local community.
What do Tree Wardens do?
All Tree Wardens are volunteers and we do not give them any powers or specific duties.
Erewash Tree Wardens are encouraged to work under four broad categories – information gathering, local liaison, practical projects and protecting trees.
Erewash Tree Wardens act as “our” eyes and ears on the ground by letting us know if there are any issues or problems with trees in the borough.
They act as links with the local community on current trees issues and give advice to people with trees on their land.
Erewash Tree Wardens get involved in very local tree matters and encourage practical projects to do with trees and woodlands.
Tree Wardens can protect trees by simply contacting us in the event of intentional damage to trees or helping on practical conservation tasks at events throughout the year.
What training will I need?
We will keep in regular contact with you about training workshops, practical conservation tasks and events, including those arranged by partner organisations.
For further information about Erewash Tree Wardens contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other useful information can be found by visiting https://www.treecouncil.org.uk/
Trees with stories to tell
One of the Council's Tree Wardens Pat Ancliff has created a walk leaflet about "Trees with stories to tell". The walk takes you around Risley and points out the most notable trees with a little history. You can download the leaflet here.