Did you know, our trees, especially newly planted trees, need to be watered regularly?

Did you know that, once planted, there is no-one with specific responsibility for watering trees?

Did you know that climate change appears to be impacting our rainfall – in Scotland we normally get 40mm of rain per month, but in April and May this year the amount of rain was one tenth of the normal average?

We in Scouting can help by watering our local trees to help keep them stay alive and thrive.

When you are out on your daily exercise, it’s a great idea to take along a couple of bottles of water, and if you come across a newly planted tree, give it some water. (Please take care if the tree is near a road and/or if you need to cross a road).

If you do water a tree, it can support your attainment of the Community Impact badge – whether that be Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers – just let your leader know you have been helping support Thirsty Trees.

Let us know if you have been helping to water trees and we can feature it in our Regional Newsletter – contact

Mike Treanor
Scouting Support Officer