These pages showcase the pioneering veteran tree management on four sites owned by the City of London; Ashtead Common, Burnham Beeches, Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath. Self-guided trails have been devised at each site to allow people to visit and see for themselves the work that has been undertaken to safe guard veteran trees on these sites.
The information for each site is presented in an Esri Storymap, Google Earth (KMZ), Google MyMaps and downloadable PDF. The advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as some useful info on how to use these platforms, is provided below.
Esri Storymap – Interactive map with photos and hyperlinks embedded. Most suited to desktop use. Does not show your location on mobile devices.
Google Earth (KMZ) – Can be opened with the Google Earth application, available on desktop, ios and android. This application can be downloaded from Google (desktop), iTunes, or Play Store. On mobile, this application shows your position allowing you to locate the trees. Location does not automatically update like in Google Maps (see below), making it trickier to use to locate trees.
Google MyMaps – Interactive map with photos and hyperlinks embedded. Works well on desktop. If opened with Google Maps application on mobile (available on ios and android and can be downloaded from iTunes or Play Store) this application shows your position allowing you to locate the trees. Location updates automatically making it easier to locate trees.
Downloadable PDF – suitable for those without smart phones or tablets.
Click on the links below to see the Veteran Tree Trail for each site.
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