The Veteran Tree Project

About us

The aim of this project is to identify, map and celebrate Ancient, veteran, heritage and notable trees across the regions of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. By so doing we will help to conserve and protect these trees for generations to come and enable our children and indeed our children’s children to also enjoy the pleasure and benefits that they provide.

We are famously a nation that celebrates trees, a fact born out in the names of our towns and our public houses. Indeed, it has only recently been discovered that England boasts more Oak trees between the age of 400 – 600 years of age than the whole of Europe put together!

We too have Oak trees notably the Collingwood Oaks, but also have many other species to celebrate. We live in one of the least charted areas in the UK in tree terms yet have one of the most diverse and undisputedly resilient range of species to be found anywhere in the country. From our native Junipers and the William’s Cleugh pines, to those magnificent trees planted on our Estates, in our Cities and in our Churchyards across the region, we have much to celebrate and applaud. We now just need with your help, to go out there, enjoy those trees, tell their stories and put them on the map!

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