The Arboretum's Tree Week is coming up shortly:
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Arboretum > latest news >>> Tree Week > Monday 16th - Saturday 21st April
And a highlight will be a talk from Jill Butler of the Woodland Trust
- "Discovering Ancient Trees" at Kennaway House, 7.30pm next Thursday 19th April:
Jill Butler is an expert in Ancient Trees.
Here are some examples of her expertise on the Woodland Trust site:
How to know which trees are protected - Woodland Trust
Ancient trees and their soil ecosystems - Woodland Trust
With further interesting posts here:
Ancient woodland and ancient trees
Jill Butler | The Woodland Trust
And her blog from a couple of years ago:
Jill and Ted's tree-mendous adventure | Just another WordPress.com weblog
Jill also works with the Ancient Tree Forum - and is working on yet another fine project:
Towards a wood pasture and parkland inventory
by Brian Muelaner
An inventory of valuable wood pastures and parkland would help us to conserve and restore this nationally important habitat and help us plan them into resilient landscapes.
As a step towards building an inventory, Natural England in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the Ancient Tree Forum have put together three datasets. The dataset commissioned by Natural England was a desktop compilation of historic parkland plus an analysis of aerial photographs available on Magic. The second is the Ancient Tree Inventory held by the Woodland Trust and now comprises over 150,000 ancient, veteran and notable trees. Finally a digitised layer of the sites known about by Ancient Tree Forum specialists.
Jill Butler is an ancient tree specialist who campaigns for these majestic national treasures on behalf of the Ancient Tree Forum, and the Woodland Trust, where she is a Conservation Adviser
Towards a wood pasture and parkland inventory « Ancient Tree Forum