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Tree Wardens take part in recording ancient trees

Recording ancient trees within your community? It couldn't be easier to take part.

The Ancient Tree Hunt is a project to map all of the oldest, fattest trees within the United Kingdom's landscapes. All of the records will be held here on this web site and you can get people recording simply by encouraging your local communities to record their finds here.

If some one at your event doesn't have a computer, remember that our libraries have I T facilities and you can get free access to the internet there to record your trees. In fact, why not encourage people to delve into their local history section while they are there to discover more about their tree, or have a nosey in the environmental section to learn more about the biodiversity of trees?

To help you get people recording, you can print off our Recording Form as a guide line. This helps people gather the correct information for the Ancient Tree Hunt ready to be put into the web site.

Also, when taking people out hunting, encourage them to bring along a digital camera. People can upload photographs and create a gallery for the trees that they find, as well as adding stories and historic information to the blog.

If you are taking people out recording with you, why don't you give them a free Measuring Leaflet to help them too. The guide was written by David Alderman - Head Registrar for Tree Register of the British Isles and is full of top tips! You can get them from the Ancient Tree Hunt project assistant.


If you have access to a village hall or library resource room, you may wish to run a recording course to show a larger group of people how to measure trees. The Ancient Tree Hunt team carry out training in how to run professional recording sessions at set points each year. As a Tree Warden you are eligible for training.

The day includes how to use power point presentations, a free DVD to inspire your group of recorders - featuring Ted Green - founder of the Ancient Tree Forum and Jill Butler - Conservation Policy Officer of the Woodland Trust, free advice leaflets and one to one training for making your recording events go with a swing.

You can register your interest for training by contacting the team.

Jill Butler measures a tricky tree. Photo Ted Green