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The Ancient Tree Forum is delighted to announce the publication of its new handbook 'Ancient and other veteran trees: further guidance on management' - David Lonsdale (Editor) Front cover image courtesy of Rob McBridge

ATF  handbook
Ancient and other veteran trees: further guidance on management, David Lonsdale (Editor) 2013
Front cover courtesy of Rob McBride

ATF Highland Gathering


Thursday 12 and Friday 13 June 2014

Parklands and Pinewoods of Tayside and Cairngorm

Ted talks about worms
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are a valuable part of the UK's natural and historic environment.   Many are of world heritage significance for their cultural and landscape significance.

Ancient Tree

ancient tree
sit there beneath winter heartbreak
and be burdened by the contravention of man
tree of immeasurable wisdom
limbs be weighted an deadened
decay will set from outward in
as time is not kind
all things end
old trees becomes then fallen
upon forest floors they rot
into the earth
without decent notice
and then, in some time, they are forgotten
ancient trees
much like men
yet from men escape souls
and in spiracle waft they go
the souls of men
but trees
absent such souls
have earthly bindings
so upon cold forest ground
they rot
ancient trees

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