Appeal for tree wardens

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 June 2011

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Appeal for tree wardens

VOLUNTEERS are needed to look after trees in their towns and villages across North Somerset.

North Somerset Council is setting up a new network of tree wardens who are keen to help protect the environment and preserve local wildlife.

A question and answer session is being held at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, on June 16 at 7pm where people can find out more about the role.

Support and training will be given to the volunteers who will be appointed and assisted by their parish or town council.

The programme is being supported by the Tree Council which has been co-ordinating the Tree Warden Scheme nationally since 1989. There are now more than 8,000 tree wardens in 150 local networks across England.

Councillor Peter Bryant, North Somerset Council’s executive member responsible for parks and green spaces, said: “A new tree warden network would help local people and communities in North Somerset be active in protecting their local trees and in planting more.

“I am hopeful that people who are interested in being a tree warden will come to the question and answer evening to find out more.”

To find out more about the role visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/environment/treesandhedges/treewardens.


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