Help us to protect ancient and veteran trees

Ancient and other veteran trees are a vital and treasured part of our history, and our natural and cultural landscape, and Britain is thought to have the greatest number of ancient trees in northern Europe. The Ancient Tree Forum seeks to secure the long term future of these ecosystems through promoting best management and conservation practice, lobbying governments over their recognition and protection, encouraging research, and increasing people’s enjoyment of old trees. If you would like to discuss this further Please Contact Us Here.

Find an ancient tree or site to visit

Explore the many individual ancient trees of interest, treescapes & famous old trees around Britain:

Thursday 4th July 2019

Epping Forest – Veteran Tree Trail launch day

Join the Ancient Tree Forum and City of London staff to learn about veteran tree management at Epping Forest. To celebrate the completion of the veteran tree trail at Epping Forest, a launch day will be held on 4 July.

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Ancient and Other Veteran Trees

Book by the Ancient Tree Forum & the Woodland Trust

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Featured Video:

The World of Ancient Trees

Two videos produced by the National Trust featuring Brian Muelaner and Neville Fay of the Ancient Tree Forum.

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