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HMP Prison Service

HM Prision Service is assisting the Ancient Tree Hunt by focusing on Ancient Trees in the grounds of HMP’s and the species associated with them.

The Prison Service is responsible for managing the second largest government estate after the Ministry of Defence Estate. A wealth of wildlife lives around individual prison establishments, whether urban or rural, and there are several sites with national or local designations, such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) on the prison estate.

The aim is that prisoners who are assisted trained and managed by prison staff can utilise the volunteering opportunity as recorders to go and discover trees, measure and confirm details of trees on behalf of verifiers and help large groupings of trees to be recorded.

The work will encourage awareness and care for the environment in prison grounds whilst also helping to provide valuable records for the Ancient Tree Hunt.

To find out more about the work of the HM Prison service in relation to promoting biodiversity on prison estates visit their website.

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