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.

Find an ancient tree or site to visit

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

Saturday 10th December 2016

ATF East Anglia visit to Melford Hall


Join the ATF East Anglia for a walk led by Robert Adams, a National Trust Volunteer, around the extensive grounds of Melford Hall

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Ancient and Other Veteran Trees

Book by the Ancient Tree Forum & the Woodland Trust

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Featured Video:

Veteran tree management


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

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    ATF autumn visit to Wimpole

    Originally a small deer park surrounded by open fields, the Wimpole parkland has changed many times throughout its history...