Explore British trees
Your ultimate guide to the native and common non-native trees in the UK.Explore British trees
Ancient and veteran trees are especially important for wildlife.
Along with their historical or cultural significance, our ancient trees are loved by communities because of their special appearance, the rare fungi, plants and animals they support and the stories associated with them.
The number of ancient trees in the UK is exceptional compared with elsewhere in northern Europe. So far more than 160,000 records of the nation’s favourite ancient and other notable trees have been added to a live database.