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.

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

Thursday 28th June 2018

ATF Summer Conference 2018

Come and join us at this year's ATF's summer conference in June, based in Hereford. Speakers include David Lovelace, Frits Giellssen, Archie Miles and many more. There will be field trips in the afternoons to Kentchurch, Moccas Park, Croft Castle, Holme Lacy and Moor Abbey Farm.

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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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Veteran Tree Management Standards finalised

The Ancient Tree Forum is one of ten European partners in the VETcert, a project seeking to develop a certification scheme for those who work with veteran trees. In December the Ancient Tree Forum launched a public consultation to seek views on the draft standards and determine areas in need of improvement. With over 350 responses received, the public consultation was deemed a success....

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