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Thursday, 23 July 2009

National Trust to protect ancient trees

Thousands of ancient and veteran trees are being surveyed by the National Trust in an effort to protect these “cathedrals of the natural world”.

The locations and condition of centuries-old trees will be recorded in a three-year study by the Trust to assess the threats they face.

The UK is unique in the number of ancient trees it has – around 60 to 70 per cent of all those recorded in northern Europe.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 22nd July 2009

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