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Xmas 2016

Follow this Link to find that last minute Xmas present !

December 17th

The latest Newsletter from the Woodland Trust is now available


December 13th

The December issue of Tree Guardian is now available

Tree Guardian December 2016

Tree Guardian December 2016

November 23rd

Tree Planting Autumn 2016

Now that all the orders have been collated we are delighted to announce that the South Norfolk Tree Warden Network will be planting some 2,000 trees this season. All the trees are grown in the UK . This is an excellent effort in our first year as an independent network and a base from which to build.



Dear Fellow Tree Warden,
Please find reproduced below a request from Sarah for help with a hedge planting scheme in January. An ideal form of exercise to shed a few Xmas pounds and work off those winter blues whilst having constructive fun. Please contact Sarah direct.
Best wishes

Hedge planting project

You may have noticed the section of hedge that was planted by a group of volunteers last December – it runs alongside the footpath leading from Wash Lane towards the remains of the Church of St Mary. The hedge will provide a corridor for wildlife between the vegetation around Wash Lane and the small woodlands around the church ruins. It will also provide a windbreak for walkers on this open section of the footpath.

We were awarded a grant to fund 100m of hedging last year, and I have just put in an application to allow us to complete the hedge this winter. We have the support of Redwings Horse Sanctuary who own the land, who are also offering practical help in preparing the ground.

I have asked for the hedging to be delivered in mid-January (depending on the weather), and hope that we can get them planted over one or two weekends that month.

If you are interested in planting the new hedge, do let me know. All ages welcome – just wear scruffy clothes and bring a fork/spade, and gloves if you need them.

Sarah Long – Tree Warden
T: 499796


November 17th

Bring Back Our Bluebells!


East Hills Wood Bramble Clearance – Bring Back Our Bluebells!

Next week on 24th and 25th November, there are to be the first of several community workdays to help to restore the bluebell glades in East Hills Wood in Costessey. This new initiative has been organised by Pauline Williamson, Costessey Tree Warden, and Helen Sibley, SNDC Community Assets Officer. On these days, Norwich Fringe Project volunteers will work alongside local Costessey volunteers to start to re-expose the bluebell glades in this beautiful historic woodland, by removing the encroaching brambles that threaten to engulf them. The clearance work has been widely advertised in the Costessey area to encourage community members to volunteer, but we would welcome additional assistance from members of the Tree Warden network. The working parties will run from 10.00 till 15.30 both days, and we shall meet in the East Hills Car Park on Longwater Lane, opposite Pym’s Estate Agents. If you would like to join us, for as much time as you can spare, or if you would like more information, please contact Pauline on 01603 742491 or by email:

November 16th

Helen Sibley Community Asset Lead SNC attended our last Forum and outlined her role and how she can support Tree Wardens in their work . Follow the link for her Contact details.

November 15th

The latest Newsletter from the Woodland Trust is now available.


November 1st

The next South Norfolk Tree Warden Network forum takes place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 1st November at SNC offices Long Stratton.

Living Ash Project

Living Ash Project

Living Ash Project





October 22nd

The October edition of Tree Guardian  is now available.

Tree Guardian October 2016

Tree Guardian October 2016

October 15th

The Autumn/Winter edition of Tree Talk is now available.


October 14th

The latest Newsletter from the Woodland Trust is now available.


October 1st

The latest Newsletter from the Woodland Trust is now available.



18th September 

The latest Newsletter from the Woodland Trust is now available.image


1st September

Tree Prices 2016/17. British Hardwood Trees have still not issued their 2016/17 price list. Rather than delay the process  we are asking all Tree Wardens to submit their plans without costings. The committee will action this when prices are known. The closing date for your plans remains the same ….September 11th.


August 2016

This video is one of 196 videos that have been brought together as a playlist by the London Tree Surgeon Group as a way of helping individuals develop knowledge of our native trees. We have provided a link to the playlist on our Links page.

Minutes of committee and forum meetings

These can now be viewed on a new page….Minutes

Tree Prices for 2016/17

We are in the process of determining the 2016 prices for trees and accessories from our supplier. We will post up the new prices as soon as possible. Please continue with your planting plans and add in the costings as soon as they are available.

East Anglian Tree Warden Forum

All the information you need for the East Anglian Tree Warden Forum is now posted on the Events page. As we are hosting this event we shall need some volunteers to help on the day. If you are able to do so please contact Henry Gowman 07906 701891 or

July 2016

We have added a Link to the Woodland Trust website which can be found on the Links page. Their July newsletter is available to read or you can sign up for your own copy.


June 2016

The Woodland Trust has just launched a free Tree Identification app. Currently it’s only available for the iPhone but an android version should be available later this summer.



April 11thimageForum meeting April 2016

 April 5th




23rd March Ash die back

Follow this Link to watch a video to help recognise the disease




February 2016 Aldeby Tree Planting