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Behind the scenes

Which organisations are involved in the Ancient Tree Hunt?

There are a number of organisations involved with the Ancient Tree Hunt. It is led by:


The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.


The Tree Register of the British Isles

The Tree Register of the British Isles collates and updates a register of notable trees throughout Britain and Ireland. The register is a unique database of more than 125,000 trees, some of which are ancient and some of which are champion trees.


The Ancient Tree Forum

The Ancient Tree Forum is working together with the Woodland Trust to promote the conservation of ancient trees. The Ancient Tree Forum was founded in 1993 by a group of people who came together to discuss the management of ancient trees. Subsequently, they were one of the key partners in the Veteran Trees Initiative 1996-2000.


The Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is providing £506,000 towards the Ancient Tree Hunt over five years – as long as we can match this funding.


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grantmaking foundations in the UK.


Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) works to secure the conservation and enhancement of Scotland's unique and precious natural heritage - the wildlife, the habitats and the landscapes which have evolved in Scotland through the long partnership between people and nature.


Ancient Tree Guardians

Additional supporters, such as Ancient Tree Guardians, also help enormously. For instance, with gift aid, we can turn an initial £5000 donation into £6,100, which then doubles up to £12,800, when matched with The Heritage Lottery Fund grant.