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Spotted an old tree?

Add it to the Ancient Tree Inventory so we can monitor threats and plan how to conserve trees in the future.

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 180,000 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.

Explore the Ancient Tree Inventory