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:

Friday 12th October 2018

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one day training course, Killerton House, Devon

A one-day introductory course aimed at those who are responsible for managing areas with veteran trees, anyone who owns veteran trees or has a keen interest.

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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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The Church in Wales Ancient Yew Initiative

The Representative Body of the Church in Wales, supported by the Ancient Yew Group of Britain, has allocated a small fund for professional arboricultural advice on an ad hoc basis about the care and sensitive management of ancient and notable Yew trees within its churchyards....

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