The overall aim of this website is to highlight the importance of the Project Area for the number and species diversity of ancient and veteran trees present. It aims to show the range of habitats in which they are found and how veteran trees are an integral component of these. Examples include their role as substrate for ephiphytes in ghyll woodland or large diameter decaying wood for invertebrates in open landscapes.
There are significant numbers of veteran and ancient trees in the Dallington Forest Project Area, with many trees (particularly those in woodland) requiring management to remove competitive growth (haloing) following the cessation of traditional woodland management.
More detailed information can be found in the Dallington Forest Veteran Tree Survey report, below.
Further pages in this section of the website include information on Pollarding and Coppicing, Boundary trees, ‘Phoenix’ – Layering trees, and Native Black Poplars. Please click on the pop-out menu item on the left or select a link below.