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Survey to identify unrecorded ancient trees

The National Trust, one of the UK’s biggest landowners, is undertaking a comprehensive survey to identify previously unrecorded ancient trees on its properties.

Volunteers will be used to survey the Trust’s 25,000 hectares of woodlands, 200,000 hectares of woodland, and 135 parks.

A number of famous trees will be listed in the findings, including the apple tree that was said to have inspired Isaac Newton to develop the “notion of gravitation” in 1655, and a yew tree that featured in one of William Wordsworth’s poems.

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