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courtesy of John McBain
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courtesy of John McBain
courtesy of John McBain

THE DURHAM VETERAN TREES PROJECT

Recording Form

 

Your email address

STEP 1 (this is the minimum information required)  

Grid Reference
Tree species
  (Leave this blank, if you have no idea of the species)
Girth m cm
OR number of hugs  
At Height m cm

STEP 2 (answer as many of the following questions as you can)

The tree's local or historic name

Public accessibility  

Private - not visible from public access (owner's permission required to measure the tree) e.g. a tree that stands on private land is either not visible or close enough to record any accurate data without trespassing.

Private - visible from public access (owner's permission required) e.g. a tree stands in a private field, park, garden, or any other land that does not have public access, but can clearly be seen and identified from public access land.

Public - open access (i.e. public park) e.g. a tree that stands on ground with full public access 24 hours a day.

Public - partial access (i.e. next to footpath or road) e.g. a tree that stands next to or close to a footpath, road, garden, park or other publicly accessible land.

Public - restricted access (i.e. National Trust property) e.g. a tree that stands on ground with full public access during limited opening times. In many cases there may be a charge to access the site and see the tree .

   

Tree form

Coppice

Maiden

Pollard

Stump

Unknown

 

 

Is the tree:

Standing

Fallen

   

Alive

Dead

Unsure

 

Location

Field

Private park

Common/heath

Moorland

Public park

Orchard

Garden

Churchyard

Avenue

River/canal bank

Hedgerow

Highway/railway

Bridlepath/footpath

Village park

Woodland

Other

 

 

 

 

Additional comments on location e.g. is this in a Durham Wildlife Trust site?

Are you recording as part of an organisation, and if so, which one?



STEP 3  

Tree Fungi

Beefsteak fungus
(Fistulina hepatica)

Giant polypore
(Meri;ilus giganteus)

Birch polypore/razorstrop fungus (Piptoporus betulinus)

Oak bracket
(Inonotus dryadeus)

Blushing bracket
(Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Shaggy bracket
(Inonotus hispidus)

Chicken of the woods
(Laetiporus sulphurous)

Southern bracket
( Ganoderma australe)

Dryad's saddle
(Polyporus squamosus
)

Other

Bats and Birds

Evidence of bats

Nuthatch

Tawny Owl

Treecreeper

Barn Owl

Jackdaw

Little Owl

Kestrel

Green Woodpecker

Stock Dove

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Evidence of other birds

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

 

 

Tree Invertebrates

Evidence of tree invertebrates

Tree Epiphytes  

Fern

Ivy

Lichen

Mistletoe

Moss

Other

 Tree condition  

 

Decaying wood in the crown

 

Decaying wood on the ground

 

Holes or water pockets

 

Hollowing branches

 

Hollowing trunks

 

 

Tree protection    
Fencing    
Tree Preservation Order    
Uncultivated land    
Tree threats    
Compaction of root area Major tree surgery
Cultivation close to tree Overshading
Fire damage Vandalism
Grazing damage around
and to base of tree
   
       

If you have a photograph of the tree please can you email it to

veterantrees@durhambiodiversity.org.uk

Please include your name and the grid reference or location of the tree in your email

I am emailing an image of the tree separately