Support a student arborist
600 acres, 15,000 trees, and just 6 members of staff on our tree team – as you can imagine, looking after Westonbirt Arboretum is a huge undertaking. Each year the team hopes to take on two student arborists for a year-long placement. These placements are so valuable for both the students and the arboretum. The students gain valuable knowledge, skills and work experience from the National Arboretum’s tree team, and Westonbirt gains that much needed extra support.
- £20 This can pay for a pair of ear defenders, essential for protecting the ears of a hardworking arborist
- £50 This can pay for a pair of good secateurs, needed for regular maintenance of the arboretum
- £100 This can pay for essential training and certification
- £250 This can pay for important equipment such as hand tools and pruning saws