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ACT NOW - Celebrate and protect the UK's Very Important Trees

The UK’s Trees of Special National Interest have shared a unique bond with people, nature and the landscape for centuries. Imagine the stories they could tell!

We call these trees Very Important Trees (‘V.I.Trees’). They are living monuments which continue to make an important contribution to our culture and history as well as our landscapes.

But that’s not properly recognised. They’re not even fully protected from development! Battlefields and stately homes have more protection than our oldest and most special trees.

Support our call for a safer future

Planning and forestry are devolved matters, so V.I.Trees need help in each country across the UK:

Choose your country and add your support







   Northern Ireland