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Friends of Westonbirt

The friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

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Collection care

Our Collection care volunteers help to care for and conserve Westonbirt’s amazing collection of trees.

Here's what they do!


Estates team

Landscaped and planted the new visitor arrival area at Westonbirt as part of Phase One of the Westonbirt Project.

Enchanted ChristmasPhenology volunteers

Record the progress of particular plant types through the seasons from bud to leaf fall. The data forms part of the UK network analysis that helps us to understand how plants are reacting to climate change.

Propagation volunteers 

Assist with the delicate art of growing rare and valuable trees and shrubs from seeds for planting out into the collection.

Flora and Fauna Group

Survey the plants, bees and butterflies that live on our downland to aid biodiversity and conservation and to help monitor the health of this important Grade 1 listed habitat.

Volunteer at WestonbirtTree Team volunteers

Are closely involved in the arboretum’s conservation programme and help to maintain Westonbirt’s unique collection of internationally important trees and shrubs to a high standard. 

Tree Labellers 

Maintain plant identification labels that are attached to Westonbirt’s specimen plants giving key information about their origin, planting date and grid location. 

Administration volunteers

Important assistance with school bookings, membership renewals, data base entry, and much more!

WOW Board volunteers 

Monitor the arboretum’s key plants throughout the seasons to provide visitors with an up to date list of ‘must see’ specimens. 

Tree Surveyors 

Accurately monitor and catalogue Westonbirt’s tree collection. 

Play maintenance team

provide essential care and maintenance of Westonbirt’s imaginative natural play features ensuring they are kept safe and in good shape for all sorts of fun!

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Last updated: 10th July 2017


Westonbirt Arboretum

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