25th Anniversary Forums
What you told us about the 2014 Forums
Analysis of the feedback from the Tree Wardens who attended the 2014 Forums shows that across all the events:
- The venue was rated: ‘Excellent’ by 57% of attendees and ‘Good’ by 40.3%;
- Registration and organisations were rated: ‘Excellent’ by 61.3% of attendees and ‘Good’ by 35%;
- Lunch was rated: ‘Excellent’ by 62 % of attendees and ‘Good’ by 29%.
In total we had 6 speakers across all the events:
- The Tree Council speakers were rated: ‘Excellent’ - 65%; ‘Good’ - 33%;
- Other speakers were largely graded either excellent or good.
The afternoon workshops were rated highly, with 5 of the 7 sessions being rated: ‘Excellent’ by over 50% of the audience (with a range from 50 – 62%). The remainder of the ratings were largely ‘Good’, with only 1% rating them Average.
When asked: ‘Did you find the event informative? 100% said Yes.
When asked: ‘Did you find the event a good opportunity to meet fellow Tree Wardens and discuss aspects of being a Tree Warden?’: 100% said Yes.
When asked what was ‘the best bit of the day’, responses included:
- All of it;
- Being with like minded people;
- Hearing updates;
- The trees in the park - wonderful!
- The whole day was very enjoyable;
- Seriously all excellent and well balanced. This is the best yet!
- Talks and cake!!
- The trees! And inspirational speakers.
2015 Tree Warden Forums
Thank you to all of you who filled in our Tree Warden Forum Survey which we sent out in the November Tree Warden Update as we wanted to find out if there was anything we should be doing differently. The question ‘What has stopped you attending a Forum?, indicated that by far the biggest block to attendance was that ‘the Forum was too far away’ with 63% stating this as a reason for not attending a forum. With this in mind we have decided to organise more forums this year and make them more local, as 2015 is the 25th year of the Tree Warden Scheme and we want as many Tree Wardens as possible to come and celebrate at a Forum.
If you would like to work with the Tree Council to run a Silver Jubilee Forum for your network and your neighbouring networks please get in touch.