It’s easy! To join the hunt,all you needto do is head out of your front doorand scour the great outdoors to track down and record ancient trees.You’relooking for the sort of tree that toencircle it,you’d need to join handswith at least two other people.Literally thousands of people across the UK will be in the pack with you,all helpingto create a living map of ancient trees.When you’ve tracked down your ancienttree,you can then enter the details online.Don’t worry if you’re not completely sure of every detail.Our expert volunteerverifiers will make sure that your ancient tree isproperly mapped (see below).Even if you’ve alreadyrecorded a tree,you can still go back online and addmore stories and photos.On the website you’ll find lots of useful tips andinformation about the hunt,including step-by-stepinstructions on how to register your ancient tree.Youcan also see details of the ancient trees that havealready been recorded near to where you live or work.
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The ancient Queen’s Oak at Huntingfield Hall inSuffolk is so-called becauseit’s claimed that QueenElizabeth I shot a deerfrom the shelter of it.Inreality,it’s much more likelythat one of her entouragedid so in her presence.The ancient Wolsey yewat Birtsmorton Court inWorcestershire is namedafter SirThomas Wolsey,who spent time as thechaplain of Birtsmorton.It’s believed that heregularly sat and sleptunder the yew.The ancient oak whichstands at the heart of Redmire in the YorkshireDales is renowned becauseit’s said that John Wesley,founder of the Methodistsin the 18th century,regularly stood beneath itto preach to local villagers.
Does your ancient treehave a story to tell? If so,please tell us on the website.
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Tally ho! The big hunt is underway!
So,how do I become an ancient tree hunter?
e’re always looking for more expert verifiers tocheck records supplied by our ancient tree hunters
.So,if you know your trees,you can read maps,you’vetransport and internet access,and you have the time andenthusiasm needed,then why not join our merry band of volunteer expert verifiers?You’ll be given training prior to beginning your verification tasks,including hands-onexperience of the hunt website.Then you’ll begin to receive notifications of newlycreated ancient tree records in your area.For each tree,you will verify the detailsusing information provided by recorders.This may involve paying a visit and takingphotographs.Finally,you will activate the verified record.To find out more about becoming a volunteer expert verifier,visit the website andcheck out how you can get involved in the hunt.
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