The Big Tree Plant Grants Panel met twice per year usually in Spring and Summer.It comprised members suggested by civil society organisations, an independent chair, Defra and the Forestry Commission.
Members of the grants panel:
Peter Wilkinson (Chair)
Director of The Next Field Ltd a green space consultancy, previously Director Thames Chase Community Forest and Bristol City Council Parks and Estates Service Manager
Consultant, member of Natural England Access to Nature Independent Grants Panel, previously CEO National Urban Forestry Unit
Head of the Arboretum and Horticultural Services, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Dr Alison Millward
Environmental consultant experienced in community involvement with green space. Served on the Government's New Deal Task Force and Heritage Lottery Fund's Expert Panel. Previously chairperson of Groundwork Black Country and the Urban Wildlife Trust.