Summer Event
Saturday 11th June, 10am - 4pm

The meeting will be at the Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, The High Street, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AB on Saturday 11th June 2022 10am-4pm. There is plenty of free parking on site.

The focus will be on Tree Law - so a great opportunity to learn about the law concerning trees and to ask some of those nagging questions we all have from time to time.

The afternoon session will be a lovely walk within the Lingfield Nature Reserve with Tree Warden Anne Richardson. The reserve was started in 1994 on 25 acres of plain grass fields in the middle of the village and grazed by horses. The biodiversity was poor and the surrounding hedges gappy with plenty of barbed wire. There were just a few old standard trees where a fine vicarage had stood in the 1800s and there is a sequoiadendron giganteum planted no doubt in memory of the Duke of Wellington. Now there is a strong new one grown and donated by our our own David Pope from the Spelthorne Tree Warden group! There will be a chance to amble and look at some trees that have been planted that like the clay soil, like the Wild Service-tree and some new elms. In addition there is an orchard, dead hedges, thickets, copses and new hedges.

*Please bring along your own packed lunch, plenty of refreshments will be provided * Tree Warden tabards and some books & cards will be available for sale on the day * Please bring along any old ink cartridges you may have that will help us to raise funds for the charity*

We are still looking for any photographs you may have of trees and/or scenes in Surrey - something that might make for a good Christmas card or a general card or note card. Please email anything suitable to If we have a good selection in time for the event we may be able to share them on the day.

Lastly, please do email to register your intention to take part in the event. 

The agenda is included here.

New Tree Warden Training 

Surrey Tree Warden Network - Training Schedule - January to June 2022

  • STWN Members Training Session 1. Friday 28th January at 7pm (one hour duration). Zoom
      • Tree Warden Induction module. This is an introductory module which will help you to understand the history and structure of the Tree Warden Scheme, the role of Tree Wardens and why trees matter.
  • STWN Members Training Session 2. Friday 25th February 2022 at 7pm (one hour duration). Zoom
      • Biology module. A peek into the fascinating science of trees, this module helps you understand a tree as a dynamic living system made up of various parts and processes which enable it to grow and reproduce.
  • STWN Members Training Session 3. Friday 25th March at 7pm (one hour duration). Zoom
      • Threats module. This module outlines some of the challenges that trees face including in gardens, near existing buildings, on development sites and how Tree Wardens can help.
  • STWN Members Training Session 4. June 11th. In Person Meeting.
      • Law module. This module is an overview of the legal framework surrounding the protection of trees, the duty of care which tree owners and managers have, and the legislation that has an impact on trees.

It is the hope of the STWN and The Tree Council that all new Tree Wardens complete the first training module - Tree Warden Induction. The training will ensure that you know what your responsibilities, and limitations, are as a Tree Warden and will help you to get the most from being a member. We introduced this session at the STWN AGM in October '21 but for those that couldn't attend, this is a great opportunity for you to catch up on your training and to meet other Tree Wardens. 

For more details, or to book onto a session please email the secretary on

On-the-job Training Opportunities

If any Tree Wardens would like some 'on the job' training, the Spelthorne Tree Wardens would welcome you to join them for a morning’s activities. They meet every Thursday at 9 am at their nursery on the Towpath at the end of Docket Eddy Lane, Shepperton TW17 9NT. Anybody wanting to attend should arrive before 10 am because they often leave the site to work on planting or caring. You could just turn up or call David Woods on 01932 786806 or 07717 473124.

Previous Events:

Elmbridge Tree Planting 28th November 2021

Let us know if you're planning on coming! Elmbridge Tree Wardens 

AGM 2021

The AGM for the Surrey Tree Warden Network will be held on Saturday 16th October 2021, 9.30am - 5pm, in Tadworth. The keynote speaker is Paul Wood, who has written
many books on trees including ‘London is a Forest’ and ‘London’s Street Trees’ - books about the extraordinary variety of trees, exotic and native, to be found in the capital. More details: STWN Agenda 16th October 2021

AGM Documents:

AGM Notice and Nomination Form

Accounts 2020

STWN Annual Report 2020 Final

2020 AGM Minutes

Treasurers report for January to December 2020

Income and Expenditure 2020-2019

Chairmans Report for 2020 Year

Seed Collecting Walk - Esher 10th October

If you are interested in collecting tree seeds you are welcome to join Rod Thorn for a walk on Esher Commons on
Sunday 10th October at 2pm. The plan is to collect a small number of acorns, nuts and other seeds to germinate at home.
The aim is to build up a collection of saplings for later planting. Paper bags supplied! For more info, email Rod: 

Down My Way… 

Bushy Park Tree Walk 

11am Friday 28th May 2021 

Walk led by Rod Thorn

Surrey Tree Wardens are invited to come and visit Bushy Park (one of my favourite places for trees) for a morning walk. We’ll see the avenues of Horse Chestnuts and Lime Trees, and visit the woodland gardens with various native and more exotic trees. I can’t promise to know the names of all the trees but I’ll take you to my favourite places! The walk will last about 1½ hours, but you can spend as long as you like. If you’d like to come please let me know (numbers meeting outside are still limited) and I’ll give you detailed information about where in the park we will meet up. 

Email Rod on 


  • Bushy Park is next to Hampton Court Palace. 
  • There is parking in Bushy Park, no charge at the moment, but sometimes it gets a bit crowded.
  • Toilets and refreshments are available in the park.
  • Dogs are only allowed on leads, and not at all in the woodland gardens.

    Bushy Park Website

    (Picture credit: Cristian Bortes, via Wikimedia)

AGM 2020

The 2020 AGM was scheduled for June 2020, but we have taken the decision to postpone it due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

AGM 2019

2019 AGM

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