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Tree Wardens

Tree Wardens get involved in the Ancient Tree Hunt

The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods. The scheme was founded by the Tree Council in September 1990.

Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils and community organisations, who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects - such as the Ancient Tree Hunt.

The Tree Council has worked with Local Authorities to set up Tree Warden Networks throughout the UK. There are currently over 7,000 Tree Wardens.

Want to help with the hunt?

Want to bring the Ancient Tree Hunt into your community? We have lots of ideas for events, recording and championing ancient trees in your area. Explore the web site for inspiration.

Want to become a Tree Warden?

Analysing an ancient tree. Photo Jon Parsons

The Tree Council can help you with the information you need