Worcestershire Record No. 16 April 2004 p. 13
Keeper of the Worcestershire Ancient Tree Register
The Database has been active since October 2001- just over two years, and in that time we have recorded 625 trees. The Table below summarises the records.
Many thanks to the 27 recorders who have contributed to the database.
|Species||Average of Girth (m)||Maximum Girth (m)||Number of Trees|
|No girth recorded||44|
There are still large areas of the county unrecorded - see the distribution of
the sites in the map below.
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We are also recording some of the animals and plants associated with the trees. Currently Joy Ricketts has recorded over 1200 lichens on the ancient trees - 97 different species.
The current largest tree is the Temple Oak at Broughton Green near Hanbury with a girth of nearly 11 metres.
Worcestershire’s biggest trees (so far) are:
(The girth is measured at chest height)
|7.50||OLD HILLS MALVERN||Oak|
|7.70||ELMLEY DEER PARK||Oak|
|7.95||COURT ESTATE, LITTLE MALVERN||Oak|
|8.80||ELMLEY DEER PARK||Oak|
|9.60||KATES HILL||Sweet Chestnut|
|10.90||TEMPLE OAK, BROUGHTON GREEN||Oak|
Are there any large ancient trees in your area? Please send us your records. If you would like to search and record trees in a 10km square (or another area) I will list all the trees already recorded in that area to avoid you duplicating effort. Please contact Harry Green or John Tilt if you would like to help.
John Tilt 01386 792458 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Harry Green 013386 710377 or email@example.com
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