Ancient Tree Inventory blog

  • Ancient trees of Offa's dyke

    Andy Gordon, 21/01/2022

    Offa's Dyke is an ancient linear earthwork that roughly follows the border between England and Wales. Offa, the Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia is traditionally believed to have ordered its construction to mark the border of his Kingdom. The ATI holds records of 441 trees found either on the dyke or within 5m of its track. Andy Gordon tells of some of the trees you could pass on a walk along the dyke.

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  • Ancient tree highlights from 2021

    Sally Bavin, Assistant Conservation Evidence Officer, 23/12/2021

    Thank you to those who provided some of their highlights to share here, and thank you to everyone who has recorded a tree in 2021! Below are just some examples of amazing ancient trees that were recorded to the Ancient Tree Inventory, hand-picked by our volunteer verifiers.

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  • Have you watched our new videos?

    Tom Reed, 22/12/2021

    This year The Woodland Trust has produced five new videos for the Ancient Tree Inventory as part of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund project.

    The new videos were developed to enhance our existing recording guidance and to inspire people to help us map special ancient and veteran trees to the ATI. 

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  • Green Recovery Challenge Fund - Devon Land & Heritage Ancient Tree Surveys

    Megan Dalton and Nic Harrison-White | Land & Heritage, 24/08/2021

    In 2021 Land and Heritage working with Devon Wildlife Consultants surveyed 10 National Trust sites
    on behalf of The Woodland Trust as part of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund project. The aim was to
    determine their status and future threats/needs. The records will be updated on the ATI map shortly.

    The blog and images below were produced by Land & Heritage to highlight some of the trees that were recorded during the surveys which stood-out due to their exceptional value.

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  • Visit to Grimsthorpe estate

    Kate Lewthwaite, 19/08/2021

    One warm summer evening, a small group of Woodland Trust staff set off for a social walk around Grimsthorpe Park, about 30 minutes away from our head office in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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