Coventry Tree Warden Network (CTWN)

The aim of the group this year is to protect and plant more trees and keep spreading
the word about their huge importance to our health and well-being,
especially in relation to all the planned building development.

Coventry City Council have an updated DRAFT Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which will be subject to a period of public consultation for 6 weeks between Monday 6th January 2020 and Monday 17th November 2020.

Click here to download the Trees and Development Guidelines for Coventry SPD along with its supporting documents.

The group has the following objectives to raise the profile of
trees and hedgerows around Coventry and its environs:

• To provide a forum for tree and hedgerow related issues.
• To gather and disseminate information about trees and hedgerows to aid proper management and maintenance.
• To promote the benefits of trees and hedgerows by raising awareness and through education.
• To liaise with statutory bodies and other organisations to influence policy and decision making.
• To encourage, promote and support practical projects associated with trees, woods and hedgerows.
• To raise public awareness of the CTWN, its objectives and activities.

  • Tree Story #7 – Paddy and Isla
    This month we cross the generational divide to hear about favourite trees from brother and sister Paddy and Isla Chilvers. Paddy and Isla are pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.  They live in Ryton with their Mum, Dad and big sister and their mischievous  Yorkshire Terrior called Buddy . ….  Read More
  • Tree Story #6 – Avril’s ‘Knocking Tree’
    Our tree memory for April is shared by Avril Finnie. Avril was born in Coventry and  grew up in the Whitmore Park area. Avril  worked for many years at Warwick University Library as a Customer Support Coordinator for Customer Services.  She has recently moved with her family to the enviable ….  Read More
  • Tree Story #5 – Frank’s Indian Bean tree
    As we wait for many of our trees to wake from their winter slumber signs are emerging to tell us Spring is surely on its way. To help celebrate its long awaited coming, this month Frank Vince has kindly shared with us some memories of one of his favourite trees. ….  Read More
  • Save London Rd / Allard Way Green Space
    The Tree Wardens have launched this petition to challenge the Council’s plans to allow building on really important green land between London Road and Allard Way. The wildlife, plants and trees there are fantastic, photos attached. Not just veteran Oak trees, but wonderful wildflowers and a woodland actually planted by ….  Read More
  • Tree Story #4 – The Cannon Hill Oak
    This month our tree memory comes from Pip Pountney. As you may know Pip is currently Co -Chair of the Coventry Tree Warden’s Network committee. She has been actively involved in promoting and supporting the preservation of our City’s trees for many years. Pip’s tree memory highlights how local people ….  Read More