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Ancient Tree Hunt Cherry Bloomsday Project

We need your help to find our oldest and finest Cherry Trees..

THANK YOU FOR JOINING IN THE CHERRY BLOOMSDAY PROJECT

The Woodland Trust is inviting you to hug a cherry tree and put it on the map!

The hunt is on for examples of Britain’s oldest and most magnificent cherry trees. And the Woodland Trust’s Ancient Tree Hunt, in partnership with CherryAid, the FoodLoversBritain.com campaign to save the British cherry, needs your help in finding the country’s undiscovered gems.

Until 2008 Yorkshire boasted the UK’s largest wild cherry – a massive 18.8 feet (5.7 metres) in girth – but a freak storm snapped the tree’s crown, so the Trust is interested to know which county has the UK’s next champion cherry tree.

Even if you don’t find the next champion cherry, we are really keen to boost records of all types of Britain’s cherry trees on our database. Literally, give the tree trunk a hug at chest height – if it’s larger than one human hug, please record it for us. And wild cherries are so easy to spot in April with their spectacular white blossom in woods where the trees have yet to come into leaf.

We've had some wonderful press coverage about the project and were featured in The Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail on Saturday 10th April.

- If you would like to record a cherry (or any other type of ancient, veteran or notable tree) click here and follow the simple instructions on the ATH website
- If you'd rather send us the information about the tree you've found - use this form
- If you would simply like to record a visit to a tree already on the Ancient tree Hunt website click here for the quick guide
- To look at the Cherry Bloomsday Project press release click here
- To see more background information on cherry trees click here

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• FoodLoversBritain.com invites you to celebrate National Cherry Day on Saturday 17th July 2010!

• CherryAid campaigns to unite all Cherry Lovers – chefs, Cherry growers, producers of Cherry-based food and drink, you, me – to save the British Cherry.

• In the last 50 years we’ve lost 90% of our Cherry orchards and now import around 95% of the Cherries we eat. FoodLoversBritain.com has come to the rescue with CherryAid to help them out of a jam!

- To find out more about CherryAid click here


The Studley Royal Cherry Photo: Edward Parker

CherryAid campaigns to unite all Cherry Lovers – chefs, Cherry growers, producers of Cherry-based food and drink, you, me – to save the British Cherry.
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Cherry Blossom Photo: WTPL

If you would like to buy a cherry tree to plant in your garden click here to visit the Trees for Cities website

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