The Tree Council

United Kingdom

About The Tree Council

Further information for applicants

1. People

The Tree Council is a high-impact organisation with low core staff numbers, 8000 volunteers and a wide network of support. The staff establishment is four permanent full-time staff and there are two consultant staff, as well as a range of contractors who provide key services such as the editing and production of our magazine, Tree News.  Policy and practice are governed by a Board of up to nine Trustees and supported by Advisory Groups drawn from both Trustee numbers and member organisations.  

Pauline Buchanan Black (Director-General) is the chief officer, managing the delivery of the strategic objectives, seeking opportunities, developing sector collaboration and promoting the work of the organisation.


Margaret Lipscombe & Jon Stokes (Programme Directors) are jointly responsible for project based activities and campaigns as well as development, support and maintenance of the Tree Warden Scheme throughout the UK as a mechanism for engaging and empowering local communities in creating and looking after their local treescape.

Catherine Armstrong (Membership and Administration Manager) is responsible for the administration service and The Tree Council’s relationships with current and prospective member organisations; she also develop activities, facilities and services that will support and add value to the work and effectiveness of member organisations.

Andrew Lane (Consultant Finance Manager) undertakes strategic financial work including preparing regular management accounts, as well as advising on relevant financial and audit matters.  He works with us one day a week.

Barbara Hall (Consultant Communications Director) oversees the communications group, leads press and publicity drives for the Tree Warden Scheme, and advises on specific issues as they arise.

2. Board of Trustees

Alasdair Douglas (Chair)             Chair, City of London Law Society

Marion Bowman (Vice-Chair)      Director, One World Media

David Vickers (Treasurer)           Institutional Fund Manager, Sarasin & Partners LLP

Lord (Richard) Best OBE              Working peer; President, LGA; Treasurer, RSA.

Albert Scardino                          Journalist and media investor

Matthew Greenburgh                  Tree Warden; ex-Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch

3. What we do

Further information on our activities and much else can be found on our website.

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