ATF Newsletter September 2019

Autumn Field Visit: Wallington Hall, Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4AR
Thursday, 10 October 2019

Learn about the extensive Wallington Hall’s historic trees, landscape history and plans for the future. Starting in the central hall (complete with Pre-Raphaelite painted walls) for an introduction to the 13,500 acre estate by countryside manager, Paul Hewitt, we will then enjoy a walk (approximately two miles) around the estate to witness the notable trees and landscape, with plenty of opportunity for discussion on management, plans and opportunities.

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Ashtead Common Veteran Tree Trail launch

Join the Ancient Tree Forum and City of London staff to learn about veteran tree management at Ashtead Common. To celebrate the completion of the veteran tree trail at Ashtead Common, a launch day will be held on Thursday, 10 October. 

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VETcert project concludes

The end of August saw the Erasmus+ funded VETcert project come to a conclusion. For the past 33 months, project partners from seven different countries have been working to develop a certification scheme for those who manage veteran trees.

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Ted Green receives first VETcert certificate

Ancient Tree Forum founder president, Ted Green, was the first person to become certificated under the recently launched VETcert. The certificate was awarded in recognition of the important work Ted has undertaken over the last 30+ years to educate and raise awareness of these special trees.

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VETcert Videos: Further guidance on the management of veteran trees

We are proud to announce this series of short films produced as part of the VETcert project. There are eight films on the interactions of fungi and trees and two on pruning veteran trees.

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Want to become VETcert?

Due to anticipated high demand for VETcert exams, we are asking people to register their interest by completing our online form.

Registering will enable us to plan an appropriate number of exams in suitable areas.

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Britain's Ancient Forest – legacy and lore
by Julian Hight

A 304 page beautifully illustrated hardback book – a tour of Britain's ancient forest told through its survivng ancient trees – living links to the ancient forest. 

The book is complemented by original, instrumental forest music recorded through the seasons. 

Here's a link to a video that explains the project:
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Tree architecture two-day training course – More dates announced

Due to high demand we will be running this course again in March 2020 in Leicestershire. For more information and to book please see our website.

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ATF Sussex Visit to Cowdray Park
Saturday, 19 October

ATF Sussex are visiting Cowdray Park on Saturday 19 October 2019. This 4 mile walk will take in some of the largest trees in the county including the Queen Elizabeth Oak and the Cowdray Colossus. We will be discussing the management of such ancients as well as tree avenue management, the next generation of trees and grazing.

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ATF Wessex visit to Mottisfont Abbey  Wednesday, 9 October

A rare chance to explore the historic treescape of Mottisfont Abbey including the country’s champion ‘Great Plane’ and the ancient ‘Oakley Oak’ which may have marked the edge of Buckholt Forest.

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Are you interested ancient and other veteran trees in the Cotswolds?

If so we’d love to hear from you. We are in the process of setting up a new group in the Cotswolds and are looking for interested people to help run the group. For more information please contact us.

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ATF Wessex Visit to Stock Gaylard

Read Julian Hight's brilliant blog here
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ATF Visit to Windsor Great Park

Read Chris Knapman's blog of ATF's Spring field trip to Windsor Great Park
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Rewilding 2020
11- 13th May
Sheffield Hallam University

This major conference, organised by SYBRG/UKECONET and Ian Rotherham at Sheffield Hallam University, with other partners, follows on from the successful 2019 conference ,'Opportunities and Issues in Rewilding'.  It builds on the discussions and feedback from the conference. ​                    
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Advance Notice
Woodland & Tree Archaeology
Sheffield Hallam University 2021

For this, the call for papers is already open – so please let Woodland & Tree Archaeology know if this is of interest.

Ancient Tree Forum Clothing
Black T-shirts now available

New to our range of Ancient Tree Forum clothing, Men’s and Women’s black T-shirts are now available from our Teemill store. All items are made of 100% organic cotton, sustainably sourced and ethically produced. Each item can be fully traced through their website, providing peace of mind.

We have started with a small range of items and plan to add more in the future, make sure you check back for updates...
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Ancient and other veteran trees: further guidance on management

This 212 page handbook from the Ancient Tree Forum brings together the collective wisdom on the management of ancient and veteran trees for the benefit of owners, advisers and practitioners. It is a new, updated standard for the care and management of ancient and other veteran trees, which will serve those who own and manage old trees for decades to come. The book recognises that, alongside the appreciation of old trees, there are responsibilities for their continuity, protection and care.
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Pollard and Veteran Tree Management II (1995)

We have several of these lovely books available for you to purchase, so if you would like a copy please click on the button below and choose Invoicing as your option. It costs £20 inclusive of postage.
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New Regional ATFs added to our Subscription Database

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