Ancient Tree Inventory

Spotted an old tree? You can add it to the Ancient Tree Inventory and help us map the UK's oldest and most precious trees.

Credit: Wolstenholme Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Wolstenholme Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Some trees can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

The UK's oldest tree is the Fortingall Yew, which is 2,000 to 3,000 years old.

So far over 209,000 trees have been recorded in the Ancient Tree Inventory.

There are thousands of old or ancient trees in the UK. They're important to our heritage and wildlife, yet they don't get the protection they need.

Mapping where they are takes us one step closer to helping them. That’s where you come in. You can discover old trees in your area and get top tips on how to spot them and record them on the Ancient Tree Inventory.

Found an important tree? Add any trees you see in three easy steps.

  1. Find a tree you think is very old.
  2. Add it to the map with basic information like the girth size, species  and location.
  3. Your tree will be visited and verified by one of our experts.

Go to the Ancient Tree Inventory

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