What is the Heritage Tree Project?
Trees are vital. They help combat climate change by capturing and storing carbon and act to reduce the impact of flooding and soil erosion. They provide income and support jobs through timber production and tourism. They are important to wildlife too, and provide a home and food for birds, insects and mammals.
The Anglesey Federation are delighted be part of this project, which will be ongoing until the end of 2019.
How can your WI get involved?
Your group may already have sent a representative to the open day, so you'll know all about it, but if not,
- pick a tree or monitor different trees within your area.
- Record the height, location and health, then upload it to websites..
- Get involve in tree crafts
The websites to record your finding are:
Treezilla is where you can record the location and height of a tree.
Opal is the same, but also records tree health.
Packs with all the information you need are available from Opal
For Treezilla you will need to create an account and follow the instructions for entering your data.
There are different ways your group can celebrate and embrace trees.
- Tree sub-committees that would involve all members and could also include children from the local schools
- Are there any trees around where you meet or even your gardens?
- Plant trees locally
- Take photos of trees and make a poster/collage of them
- Identify interesting ones around the area
- Incorporate trees into your 2019 meeting programme
- Collect leaves – oil them to preserve, and make a collage
- Family Tree the children being the WIs and the date they were born
- Writing/poetry about trees.
- Drawings of trees
- Crafts sessions
- Calligraphy, decorate a poem
- Drawing sessions, where you all do something together.
- Tree bombing, knitting, crochet
- Pictorial record of what we’ve done at the end of the year
- Hold an exhibition
All of these ideas can bring publicity to your group and raise awareness, which in turn could bring in new members. Consider local publicity for the work you are doing.
Use the form on your WI page to let us know what you will be doing and we'll include it on your page. When you have photographs and updates, send them in and we will showcase them.