There are ancient and notable trees in and around the Forest that have yet to be found and recorded so that they are recognised and no longer overlooked.
This project has been building on survey work already undertaken by volunteers. The aim is to raise awareness of the location and importance of ancient and notable trees identified as well as their cultural and ecological importance.
Download this new leaflet, including map, highlighting 36 selected ancient and notable trees within the Forest, providing locations and details about each tree: Ancient and Notable Trees around the Forest of Dean (PDF download)
This project will help to establish better ecological connectivity with ancient trees across the Forest, and to enhance the surroundings of ancient and future ancient trees by grazing and other best practices in the surrounding land management.
Working with the Veteran Tree History project it will help gain a better understanding of the surrounding archaeology around ancient trees that has helped to influence the tree development in some way and informs about cultural activities of the Forest in the past.
We need volunteers to take part in surveys, tree management workshops and be a part of a tree champion network across the Forest.
Click here to see forthcoming volunteer opportunities for this project.
Click here to go to the Plantlife website.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!