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St Albans voluntary tree wardens

Tree Wardening is a way for volunteers to play an active role in championing their local treescape.

Tree Wardens can get involved with a range of activities, from practical projects such as planting and caring for trees to gathering information about local trees and developing imaginative projects to encourage others, including schoolchildren, to value their local trees and woods.

Over 40 volunteers have worked in the District, acting as the eyes and ears of their neighbourhoods and reporting on matters such as the condition of trees, pests and diseases and safety issues.

Other activities have included leading guided walks, giving talks to local community groups and spearheading Tree Council initiatives such as the Ancient Tree Hunt, National Tree Week and seed gathering.

If you would like further information about these activities or if you would like to volunteer your services as a tree warden, please contact us at email: treewardens@stalbans.gov.uk or ring 01727 866100.

Further information can be found at the following links: 

Plant trees in your community

There are two opportunities available for planting trees in your community

  • The Tree Council Branching Out Fund – a grants fund to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in tree and hedge planting and care.
  • Free tree packs for schools supported by the Tree Angel Orchards Fund.

For further details, see Grants for Tree Planting.

Urban Tree Planting Proposals

Please see the document below on tree planting proposals on St Albans council-owned open spaces.  If you have any comments on the proposals or would like to discuss them, please contact the Trees and Landscape team by the 26th March 2020, at: trees@stalbans.gov.uk

Urban Tree Planning Challenge - Engagement Briefing Note