Pippa Gunn is the volunteer Tree Warden for Little Melton - her article for the Parish Magazine in April 2018 is below. Pippa will be building on the work started by Sue Bell, who created a map of the most important trees in the village. The map also shows which trees are the subject of a preservation order.
As some of you may know, the position of tree warden for the village has been unoccupied since it left the very capable hands of Sue Bell last summer. My husband, son and I have recently moved to Little Melton and I am excited to be taking on this role. I hope to build on Sue's fantastic work by continuing the survey of the village's trees on the Google MyMap and by using County Council resources to add new native trees to open spaces. The new housing developments with their ecology zones and the expansion of the parish boundary in 2019 will provide particular focus for this. I am no tree expert, but if you have any questions or ideas with regards to any of the above, please don't hesitate to get in touch!