New Dallington Tree Group

(Posted on behalf of Doug Edworthy)

Dallington Tree Group – Volunteers Please!

In our rural parish of Dallington we have some lovely examples of ancient and veteran trees dotted around our hedgerows, fields, and woods. These living ‘carbon lock-ups’ and special habitats for plants and animals are so very important to the environment and to us. But in Dallington we don’t actually know how many we have, what condition they are in, or whether they are facing risks from disease or potential damage.

I’m proposing to establish a Dallington Tree Group with three straightforward objectives: –

1) Get to know what trees we have by doing a survey of the parish,
2) Use the data collected to create a register of the parish’s tree stock, and
3) Formulate proposals to Dallington Parish Council for a parish tree management plan.

The survey phase will take the longest to do, and will need the assistance of volunteers to
walk footpaths, etc., to collect data on trees and, where access is possible, to take measurements. I’ll train any willing volunteers in the measurement and assessment techniques required so don’t worry if you haven’t done a tree survey before – and it will be fun!

If you can join our group, whether as an active walker of rights of way, someone with existing knowledge of special trees in the parish, or someone with IT database or admin skills, please get in touch with me, Doug Edworthy, via the email address or my mobile number 07711 090 925.

Tree Warden (Champion), Brightling & Dallington Parish Councils   07711 090925

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