Ancient Trees & Sites to Visit
There are several individual ancient trees of interest, treescapes, and famous old trees in the Midlands.
All these sites are open to the public and we have chosen these as demonstration sites of good management practice. Many have large concentrations of ancient trees but some may be individual trees within already well known sites.
The oak you can visit today, estimated as at least 250 years old, is really the daughter of the Royal Oak
A Capability Brown parkland rich in ancient and hollow trees
There are many ancient and veteran trees here including a Spanish chestnut avenue which is thought to date from 1580 to 1680
The massive Linton Yew is thought to be one of the oldest yew trees in Britain. The largest of two old yews in St Mary’s churchyard, Herefordshire, this female tree has a very wide girth, and a huge, hollowed out trunk.
The apple tree that famously inspired Isaac Newton's thinking on gravity