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Ancient Trees of the National Trust SEPTEMBER 2016

Old trees, new publication

Amidst the properties of the National Trust are oak trees that support entire ecosystems, yew trees that were fully grown before the Romans arrived in Britain, and woodland that has remained virtually unchanged since the last ice age. It is possible to stand under the yew tree that witnessed the sealing of Magna Carta and to picnic near the tree that changed scientific history by dropping an apple on the young Isaac Newton.  

Ancient Trees of the National Trust is a love letter to Britain’s venerable trees. The authors are highly commended nature photographers and experts on historic woodland, and this enchanting book explores the historical and cultural associations of ancient trees and their biological importance, as well as their sheer beauty. It encourages us to pause and appreciate these silent witnesses, which have remained constant as the centuries have passed and the world around them has changed.