There could be as many as 2m ancient trees in England, which is ten times more than previously thought. That’s according to research published this week by the University of Nottingham.
Hitherto, only 180,000 ancient trees had been mapped in England. However, the university’s modelling suggests there are hundreds of thousands more yet to be discovered.
The Woodland Trust described the research as “like a map for buried treasure”. The charity’s head of campaigning, Adam Cormack, said: “It’s remarkable that this research suggests we are yet to find most of the UK’s ancient trees. They’re out there somewhere – hidden in field corners, woods, hedges, even gardens and parks.”
The Woodland Trust has launched a petition to save ancient trees. Read the full Positive News story here.
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