Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Ancient Tree Hunt

Sure way to feel homesick: listen to an NPR story set in Ashridge.

It's a lovely piece on the British Ancient Tree Census.

This is from the Woodland Trust:

What is the Ancient Tree Hunt?

Ancient trees are living relics of incredible age that inspire in us feelings of awe and mystery. They have helped shape our history, and will help shape our future if we let them. Can you help us to reveal their secrets, discover the wildlife they sustain and unlock their stories gathered over centuries?

The Ancient Tree Hunt (ATH) involves thousands of people in finding and mapping all the fat, old trees across the UK and is right at the heart of the Woodland Trust’s ancient tree conservation work. It will create a comprehensive living database of ancient trees and it’s the first step towards cherishing and caring for them.

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