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Community Involvement with Woodlands

Tree Warden Scheme

The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods.  Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils or other community organisations, who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects to do with trees and woods.  They need to be tree enthusiasts rather than experts, as a series of short training courses are available.  Wardens are supported in their work by their parish council or community group, which in turn looks to the Local Authority for help in matters which are beyond its resources.

  • Contributes to RFF outcomes 3 and 11   
  • Partners: National Grid, Tree Council, Local Authorities and Parish Councils.     
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Common Wood Local Residents Group

A local residents group has bought 75 hectares of Common Wood on the edge of High Wycombe, preventing it from being sold off in small blocks to multiple owners.  This wood is now managed for the benefit of the community with assistance from a local woodland project.

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