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 13th July 2019

ATF Wessex visit to Stock Gaylard

Join ATF Wessex on a rare chance to explore the historic parkland, wood pasture and ancient woodland of Stock Gaylard – an SSSI – hosting a mix of veteran trees including the ancient Crusader Oak, habitat to rare invertebrates and lichens.

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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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The value of special trees to tourism, the economy and national capital

The Ancient Tree Forum’s view, in partnership with the Tree Register of the British Isles, is that special trees - those that are ancient, veteran, champion or rare make many of our quintessentially British parks and gardens truly great - culturally, historically and for biodiversity....