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Veteran Tree Management

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veteran trees might be the product of centuries of management or often the result of damage and neglect. to carry their benefits forward often requires careful balanced management of the tree and the many species they sustain

Cheshire Woodlands will assess your veteran tree population and work with you to formulate and monitor ongoing management of this precious resource. We provide GPS mapping and veteran tree surveys using the Natural England ‘Specialist Survey’ method for veteran trees.

Work with us to provide balanced management of the trees and the associated ecology of fungi, invertebrates, lichens, birds, bats and mammals they sustain, in order to allow us to enjoy their many benefits for years to come.

We are Passionate about Old Trees

Our Principal Consultant Mike Ellison is a founding member of The Ancient Tree Forum’,  and has a particular interest and extensive experience in the management of veteran trees.  He maintains close links and working relationships with specialists from the ecological disciplines and with managers of large old tree populations.


Call, email or use the form below to discuss your project and our team will provide you with a tailored quote to suit your individual requirements



Cheshire Woodlands use of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment has proved invaluable. It has helped us to retain trees that were condemned by another advisor. They have used measurable data to provide us with a valid tree risk assessment.

Caroline Wild, Taylor Wimpey

Veteran Tree Management FAQ

My trees have been poorly managed/neglected in the past, can you help?

We can usually help. Let us take a look and give you some quick preliminary advice. You can then judge for yourself whether it’s worth taking it further.

An ancient tree is a very old tree for its species and location. A veteran tree has characteristics of an ancient tree, such as decay, hollows, dead branches, loose bark and so on, but might have arrived at that state by accident or through management but is not necessarily ancient.

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Cheshire Woodlands Limited
9 Lowe Street
Cheshire England
SK11 7NJ
+44 (0) 1625 669 668
Company registration: 8776536
VAT number: 781 236 134

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