Hayling Island's Trees

Havant Borough Tree Wardens

November 2020 Update

October saw Judy Valentine open up her Hayling Island garden to volunteeers for a seed planting session. Hawthorn, Spindle, and Oaks were just some of the many seeds planted. For a full report on the session and the work of the Tree Wardens throughout the borough see the November Newsletter

Hayling Tree Wardens

Langstone Harbour
Tree Wardens are a group of local volunteers formed under
the Tree Council National Tree Warden Scheme.
Havant Borough Tree Wardens are involved in:
tree trails and publishing tree trail booklets,
putting on tree exhibitions,
conducting guided tree walks,
giving talks, tree planting,
seed collecting and planting projects with local schools,
warning the Tree Officer of threats to trees,
supporting the establishment of TPOs.

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Tree Preservation Order (TPO)

Sinah Lane
The Town and Country Planning Acts give
Havant Borough Council the power to protect trees,
using a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).
Everyone can examine the plans at Havant Borough Council,
(Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AX)
and see what trees are protected in their own
and neighbouring gardens.

Become A Tree Warden

Sinah Warren
If you are interested in seeing what it is all about
and would perhaps consider becoming a volunteer warden,
contact Malinda Griffin, the co-ordinator by
Tel: 01243 373531 - Email: hbctreewardens@gmail.com
or follow latest communications on twitter

Ash Dieback (Chalara)

ash plantation
The greatest danger to the Ash trees of Hayling Island
is not development and unauthorised felling but Chalara.
The fungal disease may devastate Britain's 80m ash trees.
Symptoms of the disease can be visible on leaves,
shoots and branches of affected trees.
View the attached Tree Council Guide To Identification.

Horse Chestnut: Aesculus hippocastanum

ash plantation
Our Horse chestnuts are also in trouble from:
The leaf mining moth Cameraria ohridella.
The Horse chestnut leaf blotch Guignardia aesculi.
Bleeding canker Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi.

Our Oldest Tree

St Mary's
The yew tree in the grounds of St Mary's Church,
is near 2000 years old with a girth of nine metres.

Following a public appeal, structural support to the tree
has been undertaken and ensured its continued existance.

St Peter's Yew Tree

St Peter's
The yew tree alongside St Peter's Church Hayling Island,
is considdered to be at least 800 years old.

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