There are over 30 members operating across the vast area of Perth and Kinross, that amounts to some 5395km2 at the cross-roads of Scotland, from Loch Leven in the south to the Grampian Mountains watershed with the Spey valley in the north; from Dundee in the east to Loch Earn in the west. It is split by the Highland Boundary fault on a southwest / northeast axis. This magnificent landscape therefore changes from rich arable lowlands to stock-farming and forestry as the land increasingly folds north of the geological fault.
The predominant pattern of trees and woodland was largely established by the 18th century agricultural improvements, and is populated by many grand estates and planned villages as a result. Perth city is the main conurbation and service centre. Many urban and rural areas enjoy statutory protection for their nature conservation and architectural or historic value.
It is patently obvious that so few tree wardens cannot give comprehensive coverage of all this area, and we are therefore on a recruitment drive to increase our numbers, to provide a better geographical spread, and to balance the age range of wardens. We are keen to hear from any other aspiring zealots, particularly in Kinross, the Carse of Gowrie and the Earn Valley. To do this please complete the membership form – note membership remains free for another year.