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 Friends of Parks groups, Community 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. A Tree Warden Scheme has been run in Edinburgh since 2004 and there are nearly 25 volunteers who help look after the trees and woods in their area.
The City of Edinburgh Council's Parks and Greenspace Forestry Service has taken over the running of the Tree Warden Scheme in the city and are now looking for new volunteers to get involved. A series of events have been arranged for the next year, including tree identification and tree planting. The Calendar of events gives the full programme. If you are interested in becoming a Tree Warden please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details, the group you represent and the training event you would like to attend.