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Annual review 2015

In 2015 the 150,000th tree was recorded with the ATI. Thanks to the hard work of the volunteer verifiers nationally important trees have been recorded and verified and world champion trees have been discovered.

Review 2015

Our review of the trees recorded in 2015 on the Ancient Tree Inventory has revealed that we now have over 105,000 records (70%) that are of high value and nationally important, according to guidelines of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

In 2015, 56% of our new records fulfilled their criteria, with a higher than average number of truly ancient trees being recorded. This was all due to the experience of many of the recorders and our volunteer Verifiers in gathering this data and updating and validating existing records on the ATI.

At a time when some people thought we knew where all of the really big old trees in the UK are, in 2015 volunteers discovered six oak over 8m in girth, previously un-recorded, and many other exceptional trees of other species, including a world champion biggest rowan!

Read the full review of 2015.