The park is a top UK site for ancient trees, particularly oaks. The trees and associated decaying wood support nationally endangered species of fungi, as well as a remarkable range of nationally scarce invertebrates such as the cardinal click beetle and the stag beetle. Over one thousand species of beetle (more than one quarter of the British list) have been recorded in the park.
One of the site’s most famous ancient trees is the Royal Oak
For more information see the Royal Parks website
David Attenborough has narrated a film about Richmond Park as a National Nature Reserve