Calling all tree-lovers – volunteers wanted for Brightling Tree Group

Ancient trackway through Forge Wood

Our new Tree Warden, Doug Edworthy, is proposing a survey of the tree stock of the parish to discover what we currently have and also its ecological and cultural value. The plan is to use this valuable information in the creation of a tree management plan to guide future decisions affecting trees in the parish.

In a parish as large as ours this is much more than a one-man job, so Doug wants to set up a Brightling Tree Group to tap into local knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm.

This is where you come in!

Do you know of trees in the parish that are very old, are rare species, or culturally-important (culturally important to you, perhaps), or would you just like to be involved in the survey of parish trees?

If so, please contact the tree warden direct by emailing

It would be great to hear from you!”