If you would like to become a volunteer, you might like to join a Tree Warden network and become a Tree Warden!
To become a Tree Warden, please go to our Tree Warden Scheme pages for more information. You will need to contact your local network; for a list of networks in operation or close to establishment click on our Near you map.
If there is no network in your area, you may like to get in touch with the Tree Officer in your Local Authority (probably in the planning department) to discuss the possibility of setting one up.
The Tree Warden Scheme has its origins in the early 1980s in East Sussex and Leicestershire. The object of the Scheme was to create a network of informed people who could co-ordinate local tree based environmental improvements on behalf of the County Council. In 1989 there were 173 Tree Wardens in East Sussex and Leicestershire. In that same year in the wake of the Great Storm The Tree Council initiated a National Tree Warden Scheme, based on the East Sussex model. It grew and spread with enormous speed and 20 years later, the scheme has around 8,000 Tree Wardens volunteering in 150 local networks.
For more information about Tree Wardening see our leaflet 'How Volunteer Tree Wardens Make a Difference'.