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

5 comments:

JLB said...

Hi Emma! I'm excited to read more - the Dorset Greenwood project sounds excellent. Of course, tree preservation is always tops in my book.

Happy blogging,
JLB

Jane said...

Hi Emma. I'm already blogging on the subject of ancient trees in Dorset http://urbanextension.wordpress.com . I can't bear the thought of loosing these important trees. It would be great to see some entries about the ancient trees you have found in Dorset. I look forward to reading your next blog.

Dan said...

I applaud your vision of conserving the heritage of these great trees! Too little is being done to conserve and protect trees that have been witness to hundreds and sometimes thousands of years of history. I hope our children and grandchildren will be able to visit and enjoy these living treasures as well. For lots of images of interesting trees I invite you to visit my tree-species blog.

Henry Walloon said...

Hi Emma

What an excellent project.Ancient trees provide a huge, an sadly all too limited, wildlife haven

Keep up the good work and the blog!

best

Henry

bluechipholidays said...

This looks a good tree.. This is good for a shot..


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