About

we're part of the Wirral Environmental Network, and we support the work in the UK of the Tree Council and associated organisations. We work with conservation volunteers, schools, park rangers, and the many "Friends" organisations that get neighbours active in the parks, open spaces, hedgerows, roadside verges and the loved, but often neglected, areas of the Wirral Peninsula. Join our mailing list, or be

 a Tree Warden, volunteer/supporter, then click here

Project

We try to keep busy, to explore our area's trees and woods. We and our partner groups have lots of projects/collaborations  with the trees we enjoy. We share skills, information, projects and campaigns for tree protection, planting and care in a rapidly changing landscape of threats and opportunities for trees, not least as part of our need to counter the impact of threats to our climate, environment and biodiversity

Partner Groups

We work closely with:

Conservation Areas Wirral

The Wirral Society

Tree Council

Urban Beekeepers 

Donate

we need time and expertise: not excessive, but as much as you enjoy giving.

Our fundraising is basic: sales of fruit preserves from our orchards, gardens and foraging, & donations at events such as Apple Days and Farmers' Markets. We no longer have the sales of refreshments at  Royden Park. So we're looking for new opportunities to raise funds - can you help?

Get Involved

We need more tree wardens and friends to keep an eye on the treescape in our area,

- perhaps looking at trees in parks, gardens and roadsides when walking your dog

- perhaps by being the "tree champion" in your community group, school parents group, or business, and look at bringing trees into any spaces around you. We welcome links with any of the "Friends of.." groups  so Tree Wardens can work with parks, wildlife & conservation areas, museums, libraries and heritage sites

We have a full programme of volunteer activities in our calendar.   -

Work during lock downs, safe working restrictions, social distancing? We follow advice  from the Tree Council 

( click for a link to Tree Council advice for tree wardens) This advice is updated quite frequently, so check the dates 

We're still working with other partners in the Wirral Initiative on Trees to monitor and improve the Strategy for Trees, Hedgerows and Woodlands for Wirral, to shape policy for the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

we're preparing a massive citizen-science project to record (and help preserve) our local trees

We hope the autumn will bring more Apple Days and Autumn Walks in the Woods

meanwhile, look at our new Tree Planting section for some ideas about safe working to grow on more trees

latest:

Wirral Strategy for Trees, Hedgerows and Woodlands can be downloaded from here.

Wirral TreeWardens Network:  we're planning our calendar of events and have been tidying up the trees at Brimstage,  call Dave for dates on pdellwand at hotmail.com. or check our calendar

remember, we put our most-up-to-date activities on Facebook - (click for link)

But our biggest effort is community planting of many thousand trees in Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales, while keeping social distancing and safety uppermost - watch out for news!!

If you want to download a paper application form for membership, click here
print it out and return to
wirraltreewardens@hotmail.com

 

no orchard work on Thursday 23rd or Saturday 25th, but we'll be back on Thursday 30th September

no session at St James Hub on Monday 20th September. 

Thanks very much to everyone who came to Brimstage Orchard on 19th September 2021, for our Apple Day with artists at work, displays of orchard-related crafts, apple recipes and apple-juice and cider-making by Geoff of Wirral Pomona. Pictures, please foe our Facebook! 

Thanks to everyone who is fostering trees for future planting. Wirral Council is identifying a number of sites for planting which will be ready for circulation in the next weeks. We'd welcome other suggestions for areas for planting, which will enable us to check we've the right places for the right trees. Many "foster-parents" have asked to adopt their trees in suitable gardens, fields, school sites and workplaces - we'll send out guidance in mid-October about this!