Heritage Trees

During 2013 we ran a heritage tree programme to interpret and help promote heritage trees in the National Park.  We helped identify and action opportunities to replace examples of key specimen trees which enhance the landscape and biodiversity around the towns, villages and settlements of the Park.  Landowners, community councils, organisations or individuals were be eligible to apply for interpretation, arboricultural remedial work, trees for planting, tree guards or for other support for local tree planting projects.

The project included woodland habitats, avenues and designed landscapes and will include specimen, exotic or fruit trees.  Trees were planted as direct replacements, to infill gaps or as additional planting to enhance public areas.  Key heritage trees/sites within the National Park were surveyed for any arboricultural remedial work required to safeguard their continued growth and stability.