Hello hunters and forumers
From now on this newsletter will go to everyone actively involved in the Ancient Tree Hunt as well as the Ancient Tree Forum on a monthly basis. 2007 sees the scaling up of our Hunt project and we hope that many new people will be joining us. Together we want to get people to sit up and take ancient trees seriously.
For your diary
What do an orchard, the Curzons and the village of Sudborne all have
in common? Come along to the following field days and discover more.
8th March studying glorious fruit trees in Gloucestershire with Peoples
Trust for Endangered Species
8th June exploring magnificent trees at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
11th October visiting Captain’s Wood with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Full details of each day to follow shortly on the ATF events page.
Ancient Tree Hunt – update
2007 sees the brand new Ancient Tree Hunt web site ‘go live’. With an aim to get a minimum of 100,000 trees registered by 40,000 people in five years it’s a good job that we have over 90 groups up and down the country wanting to help us along the way.
When our web site goes live it will become the most important national database for recording Ancient Trees and you’ll be the first to receive the signal to log in and load up your most loved trees!
A top 100 Earthshaker of all time
Many of you will have spotted the entry for number 93 on the Environment Agency’s list of key environmentalists recently. Ted
Green came in just one behind the Buddha but well ahead of Father Christmas for his contribution to trees and fungi. Keep on
earthshaking Ted in 2007!
Help recruit more supporters
Maybe our new leaflet will help you to spread the word about the ATF and what it does. Download a pdf or ask us to send you some in the post.
Also, if you want to spread the word about the Ancient Tree Hunt, we have fantastic postcards to encourage everyone to discover how easy it is to hunt. If you want a stock of these to distribute to everyday folks with an eye to getting them involved, let Amanda Sharp, the ATH Project Co-ordinator know.
Don’t forget to tell us all your news or about any events that you have planned to get people up close and personal with great trees. Stay dry - get inside the trunk of an old tree….
Jill Butler (Conservation Policy Officer)
and Nikki Williams (ATH Project Manager)
If you know of anyone who may like to read our newsletter please forward it to them.
If you would like to send us feedback or interesting articles please contact:
Conservation Policy Officer
Woodland Trust, Autumn Park, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL
Telephone: 01488 686440