An appeal has been launched by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) for environmentally minded Ruddington residents to apply to become tree wardens – and ensure the trees in our village are protected and nurtured.
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 RBC’s 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.
RBC’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.”