The Ancient Tree Hunt


For hundreds of years artists have taken inspiration from majestic trees on our landscape. The Ancient Tree Hunt is calling on artists today around the UK to help put some of our most neglected natural ancient monuments on the map by finding and recording the fattest and oldest trees in the UK. It's a first step towards securing the future of our ancient trees.

Why not go out and take your inspiration from ancient trees. You don't need to be an expert on trees to take part. The website www.ancienttree- is packed with tips for amateur tree hunters, from how to find an ancient tree and measure its girth, to information learning more about what makes them so special.

The Ancient Tree Hunt is led by the Woodland Trust in partnership with the Ancient Tree Forum and the Tree Register of the British Isles. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, the Countryside Council for Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Joining the Hunt are the Tree Council, The Caravan Club, The National Trust, English Heritage, Forestry Commission and HM Prison Service, over 100 regional and local groups, and many landowners.