You are not expected to be an expert in trees, woodlands and hedgerows, but should have a particular interest in them. That, and a willingness to devote the necessary time and energy, is all that we look for.
You will probably have gathered, being a Tree Warden is a position of trust and responsibility. As a Tree Warden your actions reflect on the scheme nationally and on our local organisation. For these reasons, new members in Surrey must be sponsored by an existing member of the Surrey Tree Warden Network.
This is not as exclusive an arrangement as you might think. If you already know a Tree Warden, simply ask them to say whether they think you have what it takes to be one. If so, get them to countersign your application form and return it to us.
If it is felt you are not yet ready to be a Tree Warden, ask why. It might be you need to do some reading or to get some training or practical experience. Attending some of our events will certainly help.
Should you not know any existing members of the Network, contact us. We will arrange for someone to make contact and discuss membership with you. Alternatively, come on one of our events and make yourself known to an existing member on it. We will make sure that you are contacted soon after.
Once we receive your completed form, with your sponsor’s signature, we will send you an information pack, as well as details of training and events. We will put you in touch with a local Tree Warden or the local group.
Remember being a Tree Warden is a position of responsibility and as a Tree Warden your actions represent the Surrey Tree Warden Network and the national Tree Warden scheme.