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The National Trust - Ancient Tree Hunt data partner

The National Trust probably owns the greatest number of ancient and veteran trees in the UK. Since the ATH and National Trust began working together, data on more than 11,000 trees have been uploaded to the Ancient Tree Hunt database, with a further 8,000 waiting to be added in the near future. Thanks to cooperation with the National Trust, the ATH is able to show the concentrations of ancient and veteran trees at NT properties.

There are major collections of special trees in hundreds of famous places such as Hatfield Forest (Essex), Dynefwr Parc (South Wales) - see below, Calke Abbey (Derbyshire) and thousands of old pollards across historic landscapes such as the Lake District and Herefordshire.

By surveying all its special trees the National Trust is taking a major step in helping to preserve them and to carry the values associated with them into the future. Brian Muelaner, Ancient Tree Adviser for the National Trust says "the National Trust welcomes working with the Ancient Tree Hunt project both to get trees on NT land into the database but also to use the ATH data to support our activities."

Since the ATH and National Trust began working together, data on more than 11,000 trees have been uploaded to the Ancient Tree Hunt database, with a further 8,000 waiting to be added in the near future. You can see the major hotspots on National Trust estates below and on the snapshot map which shows ancients and veterans around the Dinefwr Park estate.

ATH data map of National Trust properties Wales, showing Dinefwr
On the far left is Dinefwr with a high concentration of veteran trees

These maps were generated from the Ancient Tree Hunt database and show ancient and veteran tree data on National Trust properties.

DATA MAP reports

Click here for ATH data map on National Trust properties in England
Click here for ATH data map on National Trust properties in Wales
Click here for ATH data map on National Trust properties in Northern Ireland

VIEWING NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTIES ON THE ATH INTERACTIVE MAP

Below you can see how to view National Trust properties and trees on them on the live interactive Ancient Tree Hunt database maps

Viewing ancient tree data on National Trust properties on the ATH map

Using the Explore function on the interactive map, scroll down to the "Surrounding Areas" list and select "National Trust properties"

ANCIENT TREE HUNT
mapping the UK's ancient
& special trees

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

TREE FOCUS
Highlights from the Ancient Tree Hunt database

Noddy's Tree, Staffs
An old Staffordshire oak known as Noddy's Tree - anyone know why?

Identifying individual trees by giving them a name probably goes back as far as the spoken language. Naming ancient trees appears to have been popularised in Victorian times who often linked trees to historical events. Some rather tenuous links may be due to a name moving to another tree following the loss of the original - a continuity tree. There have already been some remarkable trees recorded in 2013 including this wonderful old pollarded oak - with a girth of 8.3m girth. Locally it is called “Noddy’s Tree” but ATH Verifier Andy Smith has been unable to find out why. If you know the origin of the name given to this Staffordshire Oak, please let us know!

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