Local Tree Watering Champions and opportunities for locals to ‘Befriend’ a tree or trees
New trees need regular watering in the first few years after planting. The TiCL National Tree Watering Scheme helps identify local trees that need extra water for individuals to ‘Befriend’ – that is give water regularly to, during the hottest parts of the year.
By matching individuals to trees (usually their closest) in this way, tree watering can be effectively and efficiently shared locally preventing gaps (missed trees) and duplication of effort. The scheme supports community involvement in a worthwhile project that has a direct benefit to the local environment.
A local Tree Watering Champion (which could be an individual or a Group) selects a group of local trees that need watering (trees with stakes and pipes) and creates a map of those trees (a watering group) using TiCL App IOS or Android. The virtual map created and physical tree labels help the Tree Watering Champion promote the trees that need befriending.
People discover the trees in the watering group and ‘Befriend’ them – each person focuses their attention on a particular tree for regular watering during the hottest part of the year.
The local Tree Watering Champion encourages the Group with App notifications to prompt tree watering during particularly dry periods and everyone helps find new tree waterers locally to befriend more trees in their watering group.
So… could you befriend a local tree and agree to water it regularly?
Could you champion local tree watering – become a local Tree Watering Champion.