november, 2021

01nov7:00 pm8:30 pmDiscovering Ancient trees in Central England - Talk with Tom ReedEvent Type :Central England


Event Details

Ancient trees are real treasures in our landscape, standing tall, they would have been present over a significant number of years and have real cultural and heritage significance. Famous trees, such as the Ankerwycke Yew, thought to be 2,500 years old is the National Trust’s oldest tree. The Major Oak is located at Sherwood Forest, its hollowed out form and propped up branches is a real spectacle to behold. Newton’s apple tree at Woolstorpe has a story that’s inspired many a young future scientist! As well as their place in history, ancient trees play a vital part in our present, as they support many wildlife species. Ancient Woodlands are so precious and once destroyed, they are irreplaceable. The first step to protecting ancient trees is to record where they are, and this is through the Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI).

Join this session and meet Tom Reed –  Citizen Science Officer for the ATI. Uncover the mysteries of ancient, veteran and notable trees, learn how to identify them and if you’d like to help out, discover how to record them, thus contributing to protecting them in the future. It’s as simple as making a few notes if you are out for a walk and you spot a potential ancient tree, we’d love to hear about it as it may be unrecorded on the ATI! Find out how to add a record – it is really easy to do and takes minutes. Once submitted, we are able to return to the tree and take further notes and observations.

If you’d like to come along please let me know by emailing to book a place:


Feature image – The Wilmington Yew – Wilmington, Sussex. Tree of the Year, Shortlisted Tree England 2020. Photo by: Tessa Chan / WTML


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



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