Veteran Trees – Surveys and Management

Veteran trees fill us with a sense of perspective and awe when we see their narled, weathered and noble appearance. Their prescence reminds us of times gone by and connects us uniquely with our past.

A veteran tree can be defined as ‘a tree that is of interest biologically, culturally or aesthetically because of its age, size or condition’. Biologically veteran trees provide unique ecological conditions from which hundreds of species can thrive. This factor makes veteran trees an important part of our landscape and ecology.

Veteran trees however are unstable and are likely to shed branches as they age further, decay fungi can often be found growing on them and these can have the effect of weakening their strucure.

These veteran trees require specialist management especially where they interact with property and people. We can provide a detailed assessment of their condition and future management proposals can be identified in order to increase their longevity and where applicable safety for people and property.