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Ancient Tree Hunt

Help us find those old, gnarled and large trunked ancient trees forgotten and hidden in the Legacy Landscape. 

Alongside historical buildings, they are some of our oldest living monuments. However they too often go unrecognised and they don’t get the official recognition that our buildings are afforded. Ancient trees aren’t mapped across the landscape in the same way ancient woodland is, which makes them unintentionally vulnerable to neglect and lack of management.

We need to find where they are so we can ensure their care and protection and also encourage their offspring seedlings to provide future woodland in this special landscape. These trees are right on our doorstep waiting to be discovered.

Join our tree hunt in a former medieval deer park near Shute and learn how to survey ancient trees ‘Ancient Tree Hunt in Woodend Park’, on Sunday May 7th. Details in the events listing. 


More information on ancient trees

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East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

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