Become a Tree Warden
Everyone can play a part in looking after trees in their street, by following a few simple steps in tree care. And if you register your interest by emailing us - firstname.lastname@example.org - and tell us which trees you will be helping to look after, we will send you updates on new tree plantings or planned tree works taking place in your street.
But if you want to get even more involved with the protection of trees, become a Tree Warden.
Tree Wardens are community volunteers working closely with council Tree Officers and the Tree Trust for Haringey to protect and promote trees in Haringey. They are offered training to help make the most of opportunities to enhance the borough's trees and to identify problems.
- promoting the value of trees and providing information to the public
- notifying the council of threats to trees such as illegal building works, diseases and vandalism
- organising tree planting events and local woodlands maintenance
- surveying and gathering information on local trees
- establishing tree nurseries using locally collected seeds
- promoting Tree Council initiatives such as National Tree Week
- offering guided walks and giving talks to local groups and schools
Haringey has a rich and varied tree population. The council manages over 30,000 trees in parks, on streets and housing estates.
The ancient woodlands of Coldfall, Queens and Highgate Woods contain hundreds of mature Oaks and many other native species.
A wide variety of trees are located in private gardens. Many of these are protected as they are in a Conservation Area or are subject to Tree Preservation Orders.
All of these trees make a significant contribution to the character of Haringey and play a vital role in every community by providing a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits. Trees have a positive effect on the health and well being of people who live, work and visit Haringey.
Tree Wardens are not expected to be experts - only enthusiasts - so a programme of training courses and seminars is offered.
Training is essential to the scheme and provides Tree Wardens with the appropriate knowledge and skills required to undertake a basic range of activities.
Through training, Tree Wardens are encouraged to become progressively better qualified, and will eventually be able to undertake a wider range of activities while ensuring they appreciate the limits of their knowledge and know when and where to turn for expert advise.
Topics to be covered in the first year of training include:
- tree planting and aftercare
- summer and winter tree identification
- introduction to the tree work industry
- woodland ecology and management
- veteran tree management and the value of deadwood
- trees and the law
- bats and trees
- tree seed collection and planting
- tree inspections and surveys
To find out how you can become a Tree Warden please contact Leisure Services on 020 8489 1000 or email email@example.com
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