Q Who can become a Tree Warden?
A Membership is open to anyone with an interest in trees. We do not currently charge a membership fee and, although we need members who want to be involved in practical tasks or the running of the network, we also welcome supporters. If you would like to become a member, please complete the application form available from the Membership section.
Q Do you have a newsletter?
A About Trees, the newsletter of Havant Borough Tree Wardens, is issued monthly. Back issues are available for download from the Newsletters section. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please use the Contact form to let us know.
Q How can I make a donation?
A If you would like to make a donation to Havant Borough Tree Wardens, payments can be made into our bank account.
Account No: 84937017
Sort Code: 55-70-34
Please include your name as a reference and use the Contact form to let us know.
Q Can anyone join in the practical work?
A Anyone can join our practical sessions although we ask if you are under 16, please bring a parent or guardian with you.
Q Do I need any particular skills to participate?
A All that’s needed is a willingness to get involved. No previous experience is required, but if you have skills that you think may be useful, feel free to let the task leader know. Otherwise, any skills required will be taught by the leader or others in the group.
Q Do I need any specialised clothing?
A It’s best to come in clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. Depending on the weather, the layered approach is usually appropriate with waterproofs as the top layer if necessary. Long sleeves are a good idea. Footwear should be a robust pair of boots or wellingtons if you want to get involved in the more physical activities. Please also bring gardening gloves. A hat is also useful along with sun tan lotion.
Q How often do you meet?
A We do not have set days or times for work parties. Please refer to the Activities section of the website.
Q How long are tasks?
A Work parties generally last for two hours, but please refer to the Activities section of the website for details of each task.
Q What equipment do you provide?
A At present, we have a small number of planting spears (specialised spades for planting trees). We sometimes borrow tools from other local groups. We would be grateful for donations of any suitable tools that are no longer needed. The task leader will inform you if you need to bring any tools.
Q Do I need to join Havant Borough Tree Wardens ahead of a task?
A You can just turn up to a task although it would be helpful if you could contact us beforehand. Any groups of people intending to join a task should contact us first. On your first visit we will ask you for contact information, discuss your capabilities, relevant health issues, medicines taken and any skills or experience you would like to share with us. Note that it is important that you are up-to date with tetanus jabs.
While COVID-19 restrictions apply, please contact us to book a place and ensure you receive confirmation before the task.
Q Do I have to come out on every task?
A You are under no obligation to attend every task; any time you can spare would be appreciated. We understand that volunteers may have other commitments and it is not always possible to attend every task.
Q Are you insured?
A Yes, we are insured under the TCV Scheme for Conservation Groups (supplied by Zurich Insurance).
Q How is the Group managed?
A Havant Borough Tree Wardens have a constitution and a committee. Members are welcome to suggest tasks.