Barbara Stagles at the
launch of 10th Anniversary Report
This page has links and references to publications such as documents and slide sets which may be of interest to members. They include materials published by WDVTA and documents from independent authors and organisations.
WDVTA Tree Watch
Full index to all articles since issue 1 - May 2009
Each page number in the Contents list is a link taking you to that page in the body of the Index.
Tree Watch Library
|August 2023||Issue 58||Welcome, Events - September to November, WBC Tree Strategy, Tree Strategy Data, Honorary Alderman Status Given to Angus Ross, Other Local News (Oak Processionary Moth, Local SANGS, WBC new website, Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy, Tree Planting in the Borough, Green Flag Award, Nature in Earley 2024, National Award for Shinfield School, Kew Herbarium Coming to TVSP, Fox Hill Woods, Berkshire Record Office, Earley Green Corridor Network), Bigwood - the 'Fairy Tree' - a Highwood Village Treasure, Community Orchards, The Veteran Tree Survey, Sadly Departed - MRNs 3206, 3207, 3208 and 3209, National (Tree) Treasures, Tree of the Year 2023, From the Commemorative and Special Tree Inventory - W119, Did you Know? - There are Pocket Novels, Species in Focus - Coastal Redwood, Recommended Reading, Viewing and Listening, Trees that Refuse to Die, ... and to make you smile ...|
Newsletters are no longer published but back issues are available here to view online. Much of the material that used to be published in Newsletters now appears in Tree Watch, and details of forthcoming events can be found on the Events page.
|February 2011||Issue 13||Barbara's Final Newsletter as Chair, Trees in Literature, Veteran Holm Oak in Earley, Tree Walk at Cantley, Forthcoming Events, Reflections from the Chair|
WDVTA 10th Anniversary Report (PDF, 9MB)
Report marking the 10th Anniversary of the founding of WDVTA (PDF)
WDVTA 10th Anniversary Report (HTML)
Online report marking the 10th Anniversary of the founding of WDVTA
Historic Pathways - Environmental Indicators of the age of paths
Author: Barbara Stagles, September 2014
WDVTA Response to draft WBC Tree Strategy
Author: Alison Griffin, Stephen Loyd, Stephanie McKay, Martin Haslam, Jane Selwood, Sarah Hanson: January 2023. See our News page for more information.
WDVTA Response to WBC's planning application for Elms Field
WDVTA/Wokingham Tree Warden Network:
Comments on the LDA Design Report for Elms Field, the Paddocks car park and Wellington House Planning application number F/2013/2284 Section 3107, Trees Open Space, Planting and Landscaping
Trees in Wokingham Town (March 2012)
Report on a survey of veteran and significant trees in Wokingham Town 2006 - 2012
Mulberry trees and Wokingham's Silk Industry
Barbara Stagles and Alison Griffin 2011
Elaine Butler 2012
- Trees in Literature (January 2011)
WDVTA Organisation and Membership
WDVTA Health, Safety and Risk Assessment
- Health & Safety Policy (PDF)
- H&S Guidance for Reporting (PDF)
- H&S Incident Reporting Form (PDF)
- WDVTA Risk Assessment (PDF)
Local Guides and General Information
- Bearwood Tree Walk (folded)
- Bearwood Tree Walk (flat)
- Earley Tree Walk
- Two Jubilee Avenues
- 60 English Oak Trees to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 (A5 leaflet)
- Montague House Oriental Plane
- Whiteknights Tree Walk
- Publicly accessible areas with veteran trees in Wokingham Town
These three charts (bark, buds and leaves) are available as high resolution PDF posters from Microcosmic.
- Leaves (Woodland Trust)
- Winter twigs (Woodland Trust)
- Estimating a tree's age from its girth
- Identifying urban trees (Natural History Museum)
Weighing trees with lasers: new insights from tropical forests to urban churchyards
27 March 2023 Presentation slides by Professor Mat Disney, UCL and NCEO, at the 2023 AGM.
Prof. Disney has been developing methods based on terrestrial lidar scanning (TLS) to probe tree canopy structure, biomass and function.
Oxfordshire Treescapes Project
8 September 2021: Jamie Hartzell is a social entrepreneur and coordinator of the Oxfordshire Woodlands Participatory Mapping Project whose current campaign is to double the tree cover in Oxfordshire by 2045 by identifying and educating relevant organisations about suitable sites for tree planting.
19 May 2021: WDVTA members and friends talk about their favourite trees
The Restoration of the Emm Brook
30 March 2021 Presentation slides by Sam Hughes and Nick Hale at the 2021 AGM.
Wokingham Borough Council: The Climate Emergency
23 February 2021: Slides from a talk by Gregor Murray, Executive Member for Climate Emergency, WBC
Welcome to Charvil
January 2021: A talk by Barry Anderson to WDVTA members, used as a basis for a later presentation to TVERC in March 2021.
The role played by endophytes
in protecting trees from disease
30 November 2020: A talk by Dr Glynn Percival to WDVTA by videolink
- WDVTA walk in Windsor Great Park in 2009
Projects, Strategies, Research and Advice
Creating a Tree Strategy for Wokingham Borough
The document sets out WBC's plans for how trees will be planted and cared for with the objective of protecting the local environment as well as promoting the health and welfare of everyone who lives, works or studies in the borough.
Trees and Telecommunications
The Association of Tree Officers has published this report written with the engagement of the mobile phone industry infrastructure providers. It covers when trees can and cannot be pruned by providers without permission and gives advice on the planning process for the siting of cabinets and masts to minimise the impact on local trees.
Using Old Maps and Aerial Photographs
Guidelines drawn up by members of the WDVTA to help those interested find out more about the history of the veteran trees they have come to know. The document gives help in taking the initial steps in consulting old maps and aerial photographs.
New map of ancient trees an opportunity for conservation
BBC News item 30 June 2022
Restoring the Emm Brook
A new and exciting partnership project by the South East Rivers Trust to breathe life back into the Emm Brook by restoring the river for both people and wildlife.
Trees and Design Action Group
This is the organisation referred to by Jon Banks in his talk to WDVTA on January 2020.
Forest Research Advisory Note: Oak Processionary Moth
The oak processionary moth is a major defoliator of oak in Europe. The larvae (caterpillars) feed on the foliage of many species of oaks, including English, Sessile and Turkey oaks (Quercus robur, Q.petraea and Q.cerris). Oak processionary moth is also a risk to human health.
Ivy - Friend or Foe?
The issue of ivy and trees is one of those matters where it is all down to personal opinion. To some, it is a pernicious weed that smothers the natural form of trees and on which constant war must be waged. To others, it is an essential part of the wildlife habitat, providing shelter and food for a diverse range of different organisms.
Forestry Commission and DEFRA: The Big Tree Plant
The main aim of The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is to encourage and support community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work.
The Great Yew Hunt
Producing a Citizen Science project using EpiCollect software. (Charlie Harrison's 2011 dissertation)
Wokingham Town Verification Pilot Summary and
WDVTA Verification Trial Analysis
A WDVTA report (2010) on the results of verifying a selection of records from the WDVTA Veteran Tree database.
A Sonnet in Tribute to WDVTA by ChatGPT
ChatGPT's response to "Describe WDVTA in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet"
Around the Three Valleys: An Exploration of the Geology, Landscape & History of the Lambourn, Kennet & Pang Valleys in West Berkshire .
by Lesley Dunlop and Dick Greenaway, illustrated by Dorcas Ward. £10. Available from The Berkshire Geoconservation Group or the Reading Museum bookshop.
A guide to the identification of deciduous broad-leaved trees and shrubs in winter by Andrew May and Jonathan Panter. [ISBN 1851532072]
Available from The Field Studies Council.
Fungi on Trees - an Arborists' Field Guide.
Available from The Arboricultural Association. An order form can be downloaded from their website.