Green light for first Elmbridge Tree Warden Scheme


We are delighted that our application to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding was agreed, enabling us to start the first Tree Warden Scheme in Elmbridge.

The new scheme will bring together local volunteers who are interested in improving their communities and who want to help Surrey towards its target of becoming a carbon-neutral county by 2030.

Work has begun in an area of woodland owned by Walton Charity, creating a space for the Tree Wardens to meet, store their equipment and, most importantly, start growing seedlings, ready to plant.

The events we are currently planning are:

  • Sunday 28th November, 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
    This will be our first tree planting event and we will be supporting Elmbridge Borough Council with community planting,
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  • During January we will be joining in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations by planting a community orchard.

  • During February we are planning to plant a hedgerow in the new Tree Wardens’ hub.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved – from digging holes to growing seedlings or helping with the project admin. Email our Green Spaces Manager, Karen Heynike at to find out more, or follow our Facebook page.

Janette ButlerComment