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:

Wednesday 9th October 2019

ATF Wessex visit to Mottisfont Abbey

A rare chance to explore the historic treescape of Mottisfont Abbey including the country’s champion ‘Great Plane’ and the ancient ‘Oakley Oak’ which may have marked the edge of Buckholt Forest.

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Ancient and Other Veteran Trees

Book by the Ancient Tree Forum & the Woodland Trust

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Featured Video:

VETree - 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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VETcert project concludes

The end of August saw the Erasmus+ funded VETcert project come to a conclusion. For the past 33 months project partners from seven different countries have been working to develop a certification scheme for those who manage veteran trees....

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