This page contains downloadable guides and resources to help with recording, including the project Tree Recording Guide (see right), recording form and guides for identifying trees and leaves (see below). Further useful information may also be found in the Resources and Links page.
Each record on the form should have an accompanying, but separate, full-length photograph of the tree. Digital photographs can emailed to WBRC or sent in batches on a CD. Prints can also be posted or scanned and converted into digital files. In order to help with processing please give forms and photographs a matching unique reference number. Your name and sequential number is usually best e.g. Jones001, Jones002 etc.
A useful helpsheet providing guidance with working out grid references can be found here.
The Woodland Trust is the lead partner for the national Ancient Tree Hunt project that is collecting ancient tree records from all over the UK. Our Worcestershire trees are being incorporated into this project too.
Along with other organisations, The Woodland Trust is campaigning nationally for greater recognition of the importance of our ancient trees and for them to receive better protection. Mapping and documenting each tree is essential to achieve this. Hopefully it will also help to justify campaigning for greater financial resources to continue raising awareness and improving our knowledge of how best to look after them.
Photo: Rebecca Lashley