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Welcome to the Tree Warden Update for March 2013!

Tree Warden Update
March 2013

Trees and woods are under increasing pressure, especially from pests and diseases, so there are plenty of challenges for the UK’s Tree Wardens as guardians of their local trees.

It won’t be long before ash leaves begin to appear, and Tree Wardens can play a vital role in the fight back against the chalara fungus by identifying and reporting any new symptoms of ash dieback to the Forestry Commission (see Technical Update). It’s an important part of the Tree Care Campaign message.

And with a new public body to look after our national woods and forests now firmly on the cards, Tree Wardens should not be afraid to send their views on how it should work to the Secretary of State for the Environment.


Raise cash for Tree Wardening

Help secure the future of Tree Wardening and raise funds for your own projects by recruiting other tree lovers to our new national Friends scheme.
> Read more


Chalara plan published

Removal of young infected ash trees and the hunt for Chalara-resistant stock are key planks of the Government’s plan to manage the disease.
> Read more


Be alert as you Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods events in May will be a great opportunity to look out for signs of ash dieback, but it’s also important to take some simple biosecurity precautions.
> Read more


Survey values London’s trees

Tree Wardens across London have volunteered to be part of a project to value the capital’s trees.
> Read more


New county forums

Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire Tree Wardens, backed by The Tree Council, are leading the way in an experiment – to hold county forums this spring and summer. These will be in addition to the annual regional events in the autumn.
> Read more


Independent body to protect forests

The Tree Council is part of a stakeholder group being consulted on what the UK’s new forestry body should look like.
> Read more


Photo awards highlight woods

Wild Woods form one of the categories in this year’s £20,000 British Wildlife Photography Awards, which have a closing date for entries of 4th May.
> Read more


Tree Council offers grants

The Tree Council is offering support for orchard planting through its new Orchard Windfalls Fund. The closing date to apply for these and other Tree Futures grants – Trees for Schools and Trees for Communities – is 30th April 2013.
> Read more



What's On

Tree Care Campaign

21st March – 21st September 2013
Change your view – take care

> Read more


Walk in the Woods

1st May – 31st May 2013
Change your view – look up

> Read more


Woodlands and Green Economy

1st – 2nd May 2013
ICF Conference, Glasgow
Book by 2nd April for special rate.

> Read more


Ancient Tree Forum
summer conference

12th – 13th June 2013
Field visits and indoor lectures, West Sussex/Surrey

> Read more


Seed Gathering Season

23rd September – 23rd October 2013

> Read more


National Tree Week

23rd November – 1st December 2013

> Read more


Royal Forestry Society

Events throughout 2013

Non-members by arrangement

> Read more


People and the Built Environment II

2nd – 3rd April 2014

Conference hosted by the ICF with 18 other organisations

> Read more

The Tree Council needs your support.
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Thank you.

Technical Update
For a guide to the implications of the new TPO regulations and the latest on Chalara dieback of ash, please click on the link below.
> Technical Update

Resources
To find out about the latest resources of interest to Tree Wardens, please click on the link below.
> Resources

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