Ancient Trees are on the agenda on Monday 19th November as the High Wycombe Society joins forces with Wycombe Wildlife Group to welcome as a guest speaker Ted Green, founder and president of the Ancient Trees Forum. The event will be held in Trinity United Reformed Church on the London Road from 7.30p.m. for a 7.45p.m. start. All are welcome to attend so do please help spread the message – there is a small admission charge of £2 to cover costs for this meeting.
Most civic societies are involved from time to time in the planting of new trees, many of which for various reasons do not survive into their old age. Preservation of mature trees where they exist, is also a regular consideration in Planning Applications. Individual trees may have preservation orders and thought is also given to overall canopy cover. Ancient woodland takes many hundreds of years to establish itself and plays a particularly crucial role in our natural environment. The need to protect ancient woodland is recognised as a significant planning matter.