ATF  Newsletter - December 2019 


Merry Christmas and happy new year to all Ancient Tree Forum Supporters.  Thank you for making 2019 so special.  We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.

ATF Summer Forum 2020

Save the date - the 2020 Summer Forum will be held on 14 & 15 July in Suffolk. The Summer Forum will be a joint event between the Ancient Tree Forum and Suffolk County Council. More information on venues and timings will be provided in due course.

VETcert News

The Arboricultural Association launch the first exam dates for VETcert. The first exams will be held in March in Bristol. See the Arboricultural Association’s website for more information.

ATF Sussex visit to Cowdray Park

Read Bob Epsom's blog on ATF Sussex's November visit to Cowdray Park.

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ATF Wessex's visit to Mottisfont

Julian Hight's account of ATF Wessex's summer visit to Mottisfont in Hampshire.

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Pruning veteran fruit trees

7 March 2020

Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex

Details of an Orchards East workshop for qualified arborists only. The workshop is for arborists with an interest in pruning and undertaking restorative work to veteran apple and pear trees.

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New Regional ATFs added to our Subscription Database

With new regional ATFs being added all the time, it’s worth checking and updating your email preferences to make sure that you are kept up to date with events and news happening in your area. Click on the link below and update your preferences now!!
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ATF Events and Shop

Ancient Tree Forum Clothing – hoodies now available 

Ancient Tree Forum Clothing – new garments and colours 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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The Historic & Heritage Trees of Sherwood Forest - in Myth & Legend, in Life & Death

A special commemorative issue for the ATF's 2019 Summer Forum in Sherwood Forest.  
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