Landscape and Countryside
We manage and preserve a range of trees, woods, parks, allotments and nature reserves in the borough, keeping Welwyn Hatfield lush and green.
We design and plant the borough's flower beds each year. The spring and summer seasons alone total about 60,000 bulbs each, in landscaped areas of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.
Trees in Welwyn Hatfield
The council maintains more than 30,000 individual trees, 30 hectares of tree belt and numerous woodlands in both urban and rural areas across the borough.
Current Tree Health Issues
Details of threats to the wellbeing of our trees.
Local Nature Reserves
Local Nature Reserves are special places for their wildlife, quiet visitor enjoyment and recreation.
Last year local volunteers gave over 1,647 days of work to local nature reserves, woodlands and open spaces. In financial terms, this fantastic contribution was worth over £115,290.
Our branch of the National Tree Wardens Scheme has been running since 2006. We have approximately 60 Wardens who regularly help us monitor trees in their neighbourhood.
The council regulates the height of hedges and this page explains the criteria and process for a complaint
Welwyn Hatfield Council are planting a number of Community Orchards within the Borough. The long term aim is to develop small orchards or easily accessible fruit trees within every ward. To ensure this project is sustainable and continues to be enjoyed and appreciated through future years, the Tree Wardens are key to delivering this dream. Community Orchards offer an excellent place for people to relax, work and learn. They are a way of reviving an interest in traditional horticultural skills as well as enabling people to engage with nature and gain an understanding of where their food comes from.