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:

Saturday 11th May 2019

ATF Sussex Official Launch at Sheffield Park & Garden (National Trust)

Join us on Saturday 11 May to explore Sheffield Park’s Grade 1 listed garden and historic parkland, taking a closer look at a special selection of astounding veteran, ancient and champion trees.

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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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VETcert is coming – can you help?

The Ancient Tree Forum and Arboricultural Association are looking for volunteers to help us test and improve our examination procedure....