The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

November 2008

Publication type:

Practical guidance



What are ancient and veteran trees? November 2008 guide

This guide will help you recognise trees of special interest.

Across the UK there are many special trees – perhaps because they are:

  • very old
  • an important haven for wildlife
  • the biggest of their species
  • historically or culturally important.

Read on and learn how to recognise your ancients from your veterans, your champions from your heritage.

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