Supporting Veteran Trees
Veteran trees support a wide range of flora, fauna and microbial bodies, many of which are only associated with long periods of continuity in their habitat such as fungi. Britain has more veteran trees than most countries in Europe, and their conservation is of international interest.
In many parks and gardens veteran trees are being felled for Health and Safety purposes destroying vital habitats.
In recent years tree supports have been used to take the weight of old tree limbs and to ensure the tree isn’t in danger of uprooting. This support helps to ensure the tree is safe and remains healthy, therefore continuing to provide vital habitats and niches.