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Devon’s Notable, Ancient & Veteran Trees – ID & Recording

Event Date: 9th January 2023, 19:00

Event Category: Talk / Conference

Location: Online

The Saving Devon’s Treescapes (SDT) project is delighted to be working with project partner the Woodland Trust, to bring you this online presentation about special trees. Our aim is to encourage and increase recording of Notable, Veteran and Ancient trees across Devon using the SDT web-based recording app (devontreescapes.com). This will enable us to monitor the health of and changes to our treescapes over time, particularly as the impact of ash dieback takes effect.

Tom Reed (Woodland Trust) will explain why trees of special interest matter, and why it is important for there to be a record of such trees in Devon and beyond. We will learn about the characteristic features of Ancient, Veteran and Notable trees, how to record them in Devon using the SDT recording app, and how this will contribute to the national Ancient Tree Inventory.

Please register for this event in order to access the link to join the online meeting.

Tom is the Citizen Science Officer for the Woodland Trust, who manages the Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI). The ATI is a citizen science project that aims to record special ancient, veteran and notable trees to an online interactive map that can be seen on the ATI website (ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk). Part of Tom’s role is to manage a network of over 140 volunteer verifiers across the UK and to work with recording partners to provide training and guidance in how to record trees to the ATI.

SDT is a partnership project led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, One Tree Planted and other funders.

If you have any questions prior to, or after the event, please contact Lindsay Mahon, SDT’s Citizen Science Assistant (lmahon@devonwildlifetrust.org).

Photo credit: Robert Darch. Rob has been commissioned by the SDT project and you can see more of his work for us here https://www.robertdarch.com/ash.

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