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Ancient Tree Guide no.5: Trees and climate change

atf-guide5Ancient trees change in structure and shape as they age and may react differently to climate impacts than younger trees.

This guide by the Ancient Tree Forum and the Woodland Trust is for anyone with a responsibility for, or interest in, ancient trees, including owners and land managers, tree officers, arboriculturists and foresters. Information is drawn from a number of sources in order to:

  • Suggest characteristics which may make ancient trees more or less resilient to climate change
  • Highlight areas where impacts are unknown but potentially significant
  • Identify what you can do to help trees live their lives to the full.