Have you heard of the ATI?
The Woodland Trust has such a breadth of work, which makes it such a fantastic organisation to be a part of. An exciting project that has been running for a while is the Ancient Tree Inventory, which maps the oldest and most important trees in the UK. This sort of work has a number of obvious benefits for trees and the wildlife that depend on them: records of these oldest and most characterful trees help us to identify ancient tree hot spots, monitor current threats and future losses, plan how best to conserve them in the future and much more.
The Ancient Tree verification network spreads across the UK and is a merry band of volunteers, including some wonderful people in the South East. We just wanted to take the time to thank you all for your valuable contribution to the Woodland Trust’s mission.
For more information about some notable trees that have made it onto the list in the last few months, check out the ATI blog here: https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2018/latest-top-trees/
General information about the project, including fascinating facts about these special trees and how you can get involved, is available here: https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ Why not check out the map and see where some fabulous ancient and veteran trees have already been spotted so you can go along and enjoy them across the region?