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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.

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- help tree protection
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Tree of the Year Competitions

England, Wales and Scotland

The Tree of the Year competition was established in Europe by the Environmental Partnership Association, a group of six Eastern European foundations supporting community based projects which improve the environment.

old knobbley

Help us find England’s Tree of the Year

The tree does not have to be ancient – you can nominate a favourite tree of any age, size or species, as long as it's located in England. Whether it has a personal connection, a link to a significant date in history, a link to historical figure, or for any other reason; all are eligible. If the tree is on someone else's land it's important that you get permission from the landowner to nominate the tree. There are now well over 150 entries but you can still add your tree until 15 September 2014

Vote now for Wales' Tree of the Year

Voting opens soon for Scotland’s Tree of the Year

Wood Wise: Spring 2014 Issue

Ancient Trees

wood wise

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


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!

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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.

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