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Welcome to our partnership homepage, from all the volunteer Tree Wardens and Pond Wardens in Kent! All the best for the spring of 2019!

The Kent Tree and Pond Partnership is working hard all across Kent this year! The theme for the Tree Council’s Regional Forums in 2018 was “Tree Values”, reflecting how we value trees, while planning for the future in a rapidly changing country. In Kent we also SO value our ponds, and this year having supported the spring Kent Toads on Roads campaign, we want to do more Great Crested Newt and other amphibian surveying over the late spring and early summer.

OUR NEXT TRAINING EVENTS AND OUR NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING ARE: ON THE EVENTS PAGE! DO CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US FOR THESE FRIENDLY EVENTS.

 

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  1. We have received the following from a student (name withheld by KTTP for data protection purposes). “I am doing Environment and Substainability at [ ] College [in Kent]. I have always been interested in trees and conservation I am looking for part time work Volunteering work to fit Please can you advise me With thanks” If anyone has any specific thoughts on advising this student, please feedback to David Carey on davidcarey.maltings@gmail.com to be passed on, rather than leaving any sensitive information on this public forum.

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  2. I am a Tree Warden now retired. I suspect I am one of the original Tree Wardens trained under the scheme. I now live in Mote Park Maidstone in a Retirement Village.
    Just recently it has been announced that the council are intending to fell 300 trees in this park to “avoid flooding”. I have tried to find more about the scheme without much success. The park as you probably already know is very large and contains a large number of large trees. A number of them very old beautiful specimens. I am not sure if they are covered by protection as they certainly should be. Also I’m not sure if any of the trees due to be felled have any protection.
    Due you know if there is a map identifying these, if so, how can I get hold of a copy?
    The residents of my Village are concerned about the idea of losing trees in the park.

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  3. Hello Aline,

    This is what we have located so far. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/300-trees-to-go-to-stop-devastating-floods-214163/ Obviously the dam must not be allowed to fail catastrophically. However, we are in regular contact with the management in the park, which is very keen on the highest standard of care for the ancient trees in the park. Could you perhaps email kenttreeandpondwardens@gmail.com with any further information on this issue, and we will also try to find out more about what may be being proposed from our end.

    David

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    1. We have looked into this a bit further and there is clearly a serious flood risk with risk of death if the works are not done. It certainly looks as if absolutely everything is being done to prevent any trees being unnecessarily lost.

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