Tree Hour Webinar

Join us for the inaugural Tree Hour webinar on Tuesday 2nd March at 3pm.

The speaker will be Danni Hill from Treeconomics.  Treeconomics work internationally with community groups, research organisations, public bodies, municipalities and private business to complete projects which highlight the value of trees. The upcoming Bexhill i-Tree study and a tree planting strategy will be introduced.

Tree Hour webinars are part of a programme of activities planned this year for the community of Rother tree enthusiasts and tree champions. It takes place every first Tuesday of the month.


Tree Hour Webinar 

  • Date: March 2nd, Time: 3pm
  • Topic: Sustainable Management of the Urban Forest
  • Presenter: Danni Hill, Treeconomics
  • Register via Zoom link: http://bit.ly/RotherTreeHour

Early in the year an online survey ran by the Rother District Council asked you to have a say on a development of a programme of activities for the Rother Tree Champions. Overall, 71 responses were received, informing the programme’s development. The respondents included 14 tree wardens affiliated with and formally acknowledged as Tree Wardens for a Rother parish or a town.

The Rother Tree Champions project has an objective to building a community caring for the Rother treescape. The initiative is being supported by partners: Bexhill Environmental Group, Dallington Forest Project, Friends of Combe Valley, High Weald AONB and Woodland Trust.

Rother Green Councillor Polly Gray, a member of the Rother Climate Change Steering Group who has been involved in planting and maintaining hundreds of trees as an active member of Bexhill Environmental Group, says: “The importance of trees in our environment is undisputed, especially in these critical times of climate emergency. It is wonderful to see an effort to bring the Rother Tree Champions community together, to learn and exchange knowledge about trees.”

Rother Councillor Howard Norton from Winchelsea is another keen tree enthusiast who supports the initiative: “Trees are an invaluable resource within the Rother District. They beautify our surroundings, purify our air, produce precious oxygen to allow us to breathe. This is a fantastic initiative to remind us all of the importance of trees in our daily lives and of the important role local tree enthusiasts have in caring for and protecting our treescape.”

Topics of future Tree Hour webinars will include: ancient and veteran trees, trees and planning, Dutch Elm disease in East Sussex, ash dieback and more.

Are you interested in presenting at our next Rother Tree Hour webinar?

Please get in touch by emailing Environment.Strategy@rother.gov.uk

Published: 25th February 2021