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Be a tree warden and help your local environment

21 March 2019

An appeal has been launched for environmentally minded Rushcliffe residents to apply to be a tree warden and ensure trees in their neighbourhoods are protected to breathe further life into communities.

Tree wardens are volunteers appointed by Parish Councils to champion local trees and woods, involve fellow residents in tree projects and protect local trees by reporting early signs of insect pests, disease and vandalism.

The initiative follows the Rushcliffe Borough Council’s successful free tree scheme last year, which saw over 1,600 trees given to residents and Parish Councils to plant in their gardens, properties and communities.

The Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said: “It is incredibly important not only that we plant new trees in Rushcliffe but also look to protect and encourage trees to flourish in our towns and villages.

“Tree wardens in Rushcliffe will help to ensure that as communities grow, green, sustainable environments surrounding them will increase too, giving current and future residents a higher quality of life.”

Residents interested in joining the scheme should email media@rushcliffe.gov.uk or contact the Borough Council on any of its social media channels.

For residents living in West Bridgford, where no Parish or Town Council exists, or for further information, please email the Council’s Environmental Sustainability Officer Paul Phillips at environmentalissues@rushcliffe.gov.uk.