Manchester

  • Postcode: M60 2LA
  • CountyEngland: Manchester
  • Coordinator: Jane Baker
  • Telephone: 0161 274 6422
  • Email: community.engagement@manchester.gov.uk

The Tree Wardens Scheme is part of a national volunteer scheme, set up by the Tree Council in 1987 in response to the loss of 15 million trees in the Great Storm. Manchester Tree Wardens act as guardians for local trees, celebrating some of the fantastic examples of trees in their area and reporting any tree issues, including disease and health and safety issues.

The Manchester Tree Wardens Scheme offeres volunteers advice, informal welcome and training when they join the Scheme, including with other local tree related organisations, networks and professionals, working closely with the city's Tree Officers. Examples of training sessions include Tree Identification, guided tree walks, tree and woodland management and tree physiology.

Please note: you don't have to know anything about trees to become a tree warden, you just need to be interested in finding out more about them-we will provide the training and materials. The Scheme is open to all residents in Manchester who would like to know more about trees in their city.

Some Tree Wardens also participate in tree planting and woodland management activities in their area and also citywide. The Scheme provides free training and support as well as a special pack giving guidance with regard to the role. If you would like more information or a registration pack, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Find out more on our webpage on the Wildabout Manchester website under Trees.