4450 Trees Now Recorded
Welcome to the Epping Forest District Favourite Tree website, extending by kind agreement with Harlow District Council to Favourite Trees in Harlow and now in Brentwood as well.
On this site you will find a whole range of information about our special tree heritage and how people have been inspired to conserve and protect it.
We believe in working as partners with the residents of our district and their representatives on town and parish councils. Together we aim to protect and enhance what is most valuable about our natural environment. This Favourite Trees project, which started in 2006, is part of that. So are our programs of community tree strategies and recording other notable trees.
Here you will find the record of that project, as well as the links to our database of special ancient and veteran trees. These we are continuing to record across the district.
There is a pictorial data base which contains the pictures and details of thousands of ancient and veteran trees that we have recorded across the district as part of the Epping Forest and Harlow Veteran Tree Hunt. There are also links to schools and educational projects we have undertaken. This website has many cross links with Epping Forest District Council’s Countryside Service - Countrycare who have been largely responsible for the content of this site and have organised the veteran tree hunt and 50 favourite trees project.
In May 2007, Favourite Trees expanded as Harlow Council joined. They too are recording their special trees within the pictorial database. See Harlow...
As well as funding survey work, a Green Arc grant also enabled us to run an educational outreach project with local schools focusing on art, photography and ancient tree recording. See schools...
The grant also allowed us to produce a book of the favourite trees project and the veteran tree hunt. See Favourite Trees book...
Please follow these links to the book we made to record the project and to other of our initiatives, including our most recent Community Tree Strategies and to an article that Chris Neilan, the council's landscape and tree specialist, wrote in 2012 explaining the "Soft Power" approach.
|This book has been produced as part of the Green Arc project and contains 140 pages of facts and photographs of some of the trees to be found in the Epping Forest district.||The school project was a great success and will hopefully lead to a greater relationship with EFDC and local schools.||There are nine LNR's in the Epping Forest District. These contain an abundance of different tree species and wildlife.|
You are still able to nominate your own Favourite Trees
If you are already registered and wish to add more trees please login with your details
For more details contact Epping Forest Countrycare: 01992 788203 or the Tree and Landscape team on 01992 564452.