Wirral Initiative on Trees
Wirral Environmental Network is a member of Wirral Initiative on Trees, an umbrella group of Wirral organisations set up in 2017 to share expertise and local knowledge of trees, woodland and hedgerows and the threats they face.
One of the first priorities for the group was the need for a Wirral Tree Strategy. Through working with Wirral Borough Council, the group helped to write and develop the Wirral Tree, Hedgerow and Woodland Strategy, which was ratified by the Council in 2020. Another project originally proposed by the group was the i-Tree Eco Study to map and evaluate Wirral’s trees. Field studies and a public survey took place in summer and autumn 2022 and the data is being reviewed before a final report is produced.
More details about Wirral Initiative on Trees and the group’s projects can be found on their website:
Wirral Tree Wardens
Wirral Environmental Network works with Wirral Tree Wardens at St James Garden, where the Tree Wardens have established a tree nursery, providing a supply of trees to be given to local people and community groups.
Wirral Tree Wardens plant, care for and cultivate trees in Wirral and are associated to The Tree Council. The Tree Wardens manage Brimstage Orchard with traditional methods and use it as a demonstration orchard to learn and pass on skills in looking after trees, fruit and wildlife.
They run training sessions and workshops for new and existing Tree Wardens and hold public events through the year, with Blossom Day in the spring, Apple Day in autumn and Wassailing in the New Year.
Find out more about the work of Wirral Tree Wardens on their website: