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.

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

Thursday 12th March 2020

ATF Spring Field Visit to Stanway House

Stanway Park (photo credit: Tom Hamments)

Thanks to the newly formed Gloucestershire group (whose official launch is a part of this trip), and by kind permission of Lord Wemyss, we have an opportunity to visit parts of this estate not normally open to the public. It is an estate with many layers of history evident in the landscape and trees visible today, with a fine and varied collection of ancient, veteran, and other notable trees.

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Ancient and Other Veteran Trees

Book by the Ancient Tree Forum & the Woodland Trust

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VETcert - Further guidance on veteran tree management

A further series of videos produced by the VETcert project to encourage good practice in the management of veteran trees.

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ATF Summer Forum 2020 - Call for Papers

The theme for this year’s forum will be ‘How do we ensure ancient trees form part of our future landscapes?' Deadline for submission is Monday, 16 March....