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ANCIENT TREE INVENTORY

mapping the UK's ancient
& special trees

The Ancient Tree Inventory is a living database of ancient and special trees. More than 110,000 trees have been recorded by volunteers and partners.

Aims
- support biodiversity
- help tree protection
- propogate ancient tree seed

CONTACT

Email us at:
ancienttreeinventory@
woodlandtrust.org.uk

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Woodland Trust

Celebrate and protect the UK's

Very Important Trees

Elephant Tree image

Together with Country Living magazine we are calling for a national register to classify, celebrate and protect the UK's most important and best-loved trees.

Our oldest trees are natural miracles. These majestic specimens can live for hundreds, sometimes thousands of years and support an incredible amount of wildlife. They are also a vital part of our history and heritage, with amazing stories to tell. These are our Very Important Trees (V.I.Trees), better known as Trees of Special Interest.

The majority of Northern Europe's special trees are here in the UK. But unlike historic buildings, these living monuments have little recognition or protection and risk being lost without a trace.

We are calling for a national tree register to celebrate these natural wonders and protect them from harm for the rest of their days. Planning and forestry are devolved matters across the UK, so there needs to be a national list or a register in each country.

Help us secure the future of Very Important Trees in...

click to view page for Englandclick to view page for Scotlandclick to view page for Walesclick to view page for Northern Ireland

In partnership with Country Living magazine.

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Wood Wise: Spring 2014 Issue

Ancient Trees

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This special issue looks at the ecology of ancient and veteran trees, work to identify and protect them, and examines what the future holds.

TREE FOCUS

Highlights from the Ancient Tree Inventory

cadora lime pollard BJ

Brian Jones has been out checking a wonderful lime pollard in Cadora Woods. Not only did he upload new images to its record and he also recorded more super trees in this ancient site. Thank you Brian!

View the ATH dynamic maps

Record trees on the ATH database

110319
trees verified to date
Scotland Scotland Northern Ireland Wales North West North West North East Yorkshire West Midlands Eastern East Midlands South East South West Greater London Empty UK Map

SEARCH THE MAPS
You can search the AT Inventory for ancient trees using road maps, OS 1:25000 or historic OS maps, as well as aerial satellite layers for even more detail.

Navigate using zoom or search with postcode, town/city or grid reference.

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