Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Where are the veteran trees?

The overall purpose of the project is to secure the long term future of veteran trees by promoting their importance for protection, providing advice for best conservation practice and galvanising support for veteran tree surveys.

What is a veteran tree?

Trees of interest biologically, aesthetically or culturally because of its age, size and condition

So far the project has been promoting veteran tree surveys and since June 2007 the project has seen a huge donation of data from private landowners! Many thanks everyone!!

However, the extent of veteran trees found in the county's hedgerows, ancient woodlands, fields, urban areas and along public footpaths is still unkown but it is believed to be significant!

So if you can help or require futher infomation please contact ebrawn@dorsetwildlife.co.uk