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Ancient Trees of the National Trust

Ancient Trees of the National Trust

Ancient Trees of the National Trust
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Featuring many different types of trees from a wide range of properties, the book examines their fascinating history, cultural associations and biological importance.

The National Trust is Europe’s largest private custodian of ancient trees; around ninety percent of all the remaining ancient yew trees in Europe are to be found in Britain and many, such as the ‘Seven Sisters’ at Fountains Abbey and the ‘Great Yew of Crom’.

The book features the yew tree under which the Magna Carta was said to be sealed 800 years ago, Isaac Newton’s apple tree which ultimately influcenced space travel, and a row of massive chestnut trees that are thought to have grown from nuts salvaged from a sinking ship of the Spanish Armada.

Many of Britain’s ancient forests have been continually managed in much the same way for more than 1,000 years, such as the wood pasture at Dinefwr in Wales and the great deer parks of Dunham Massey and Petworth House. Believed to have remained unchanged since the last ice age, is a steep-sided stream in Cumbria overhung with small-leaved lime trees.

Edward Parker has been photographing and writing about trees and environmental issues for over 25 years. He has written over 30 books including ‘Ancient Trees: Trees That Live for a Thousand Years’ and ‘Photographing Trees’. He has twice been highly commended in ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’.

Brian Muelaner worked for the National Trust for nearly three decades managing its woodlands and parklands containing ancient trees, initially as Regional Forester in Cornwall and latterly as the
Trust’s national Ancient Tree Adviser covering all Trust properties.

Format: Hardback

Extent: 160 pages

Images: around 150

ISBN: 9781857599442


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5 Average Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)
5 stars Beautiful Book! Written by

This book is fantastic and at such a great price!

5 stars Wonderful Written by

This is such a beautiful coffee table book & has attracted many comments already. The photographs are stunning.

5 stars Ancient Trees Written by

Great book if you love trees as I do !

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