Brecon Beacons Tree Wardens receive commemorative Elm from The Tree Council.

Posted on 26 Feb 2021

To celebrate thirty years of tree wardening, The Tree Council has presented 30 disease-resistant Elm trees to local volunteer tree wardens to plant.

The newly formed Brecon Beacons Volunteer Tree Wardens have been chosen as one of the recipients and are looking forward to planting the tree very soon.

They have received an Ulmus ‘New Horizon’ Elm, which is 100% Dutch Elm Disease resistant, suitable for all soil types, resilient to urban and rural conditions, very high and very low temperatures and windy locations, so it’s perfect for the Brecon Beacons.

Sam Harpur, Brecon Beacons National Park Warden, and Coordinator for Brecon Beacons Tree Warden volunteers, “Elm trees were a prominent feature in the Brecon Beacons National Park and their loss through Dutch Elm Disease had a significant impact on the landscape. The aim to plant a resilient Elm species will not only help to highlight tree planting in the National Park; but will also hopefully inspire the planting of more Elm trees in the future, so that they can once again become a common sight in the landscape. The planting of this Elm tree will also celebrate the start a of relationship between The Tree Council and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.”

Warden Standing holding tree

Brecon Beacons National Park are looking forward to officially launching the new Volunteer Tree Wardens and to welcome new and old volunteers to join us soon.

We will be recruiting 10 Volunteer Tree Wardens later this year. The process will be announced across our website and social media at the time.

Map of tree locations