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:

Thursday 12th March 2020

Tree architecture two-day training course – assessment to aid veteran tree management

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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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