Tag Archives: Ancient Tree Forum

Guest post: Ancient Tree Forum

Our long partnership with Ancient Tree Forum has involved a fascinating exploration into the UK’s incredible tree heritage. We are pleased to welcome Hannah Solloway, Development Officer at the Ancient Tree Forum, as a guest blogger, to talk about how the V.I.Trees … Continue reading

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How many Frenchmen can you get inside a hollow ancient tree?

Through the natural aging process ancient deciduous trees become hollow. Hollowing in the trunk usually starts when the tree is mature and only affects the heartwood or dead wood in the centre of the tree. Once it starts the process … Continue reading

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Caring for God’s trees

Ancient yews, of which there are many in Wales, are often associated with ancient, pre-Christian burial grounds. They hold a particular fascination as a legacy from distant ancestors. Recently Ancient Tree Hunt volunteer verifier, Rob McBride, called by Pennant Melangell, … Continue reading

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Great Parks were made for major events, but are their great trees safe?

It’s not hard to see why national outdoor events are staged in beautiful tree-rich parkland. The choice of Greenwich Park for the 2012 Olympics Equestrian events is just a case in point. It’s a stunning historic park thick with trees … Continue reading

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Wales’ gnarled and wrinkly need you

Imagine that you are like Nerys Jones who is lucky enough to own or manage an ancient tree. Nerys is  the proud owner of the Rhandirmwyn oak, Carmarthenshire, a majestic hollow tree that must be many hundreds of years old. She … Continue reading

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SSSIs are great, let’s have more

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee recently asked for views on their revised guidance for designation of SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). The Ancient Tree Forum, supported by the Woodland Trust, took the opportunity to highlight once again that wood … Continue reading

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New SSSI for ancient and veteran trees

If you had been visiting Castle Hill and Windy Pits 12 or more years ago, your journey into this part of the Forestry Commission’s publically accessible forest in Rye Dale near Helmsley would have been dominated by the dark and … Continue reading

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