Email received by Parish Council from Oxfordshire County Council:
I am getting in touch on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council Tree Service, and to introduce myself, Ellie Rawden, and my colleague Rian Harris – we are the new Community Tree and Woodland Opportunity coordinator and officer for OCC, respectively.
As you may be aware, the Tree Service recently undertook planting efforts across the county, with at least one tree planted in every parish. As we enter the summer months, we are reaching out to each community to recruit any volunteers interested in caring for the new trees, particularly with regular watering.
The Tree Service is able to provide watering cans and advice on young tree care to any volunteers. The scheme is very informal with no commitment requirements. I would encourage you to pass on our contact details () to anyone interested on volunteering.
The Community Tree and Woodland Opportunity team will also be looking at possibilities for future planting projects over the next few years, with a strong focus on community involvement and benefit, so please do reach out to us should you become aware of any relevant opportunities and share our information with any members of your parish with an interest in tree planting.