A TEAM of ancient tree experts met at Chirk Castle to record the living giants of the landscape before they disappear, like the lost Queen’s Oak of Ruabon.
Organised as part of the Woodland Trust’s Ancient Tree Hunt, the training day attracted around 20 volunteer ancient tree recorders and verifiers.
These volunteers have the task of visiting trees members of the public have entered on the Ancient Tree Hunt website and ensuring the information is accurate.
Already more than 36,000 ancient and notable trees have been recorded across Britain by 6,000 recorders. In Wales, 131 people have entered details of 1,738 trees.
David Alderman, from the Ancient Tree Hunt led the tree recording session. He referred to the lost Queen’s Oak at Ruabon, that featured on a postcard from around the beginning of the 20th century, on which it is described as the largest tree in Wales.
“It would be great to discover more about this tree, and I’d ask anyone with any more information about this tree to contact the Woodland Trust on 01766 832563”, he said.
To record an ancient or notable treesvisit www.ancienttreehunt.org.uk.