Ancient trees videos

The Quarry Oak, a 1,000-year-old sessile oak tree, at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
Find the Quarry Oak, a 1,000-year-old sessile oak tree, in the parkland of Croft Castle National Trust Images/Robert Morris

We care for some of the UK's most ancient and notable trees and have been recording them at places we look after.

Brian Muelaner, our ancient tree advisor, has created a series of fascinating videos to introduce you to some of these amazing trees and help you get a little closer to our living heritage.

Irish Yew, Florence Court, Northern Ireland

Learn the history behind the Irish Yew at Florence Court in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.


Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Tree, Dorset

Explore the fascinating Tolpuddle Martyrs' Tree in Dorset, the birthplace of British trade unionism.


Crom Yews, Castle Crom, Fermanagh, NI

Join Brian Muelaner as he discovers the notable trees of Crom Yews in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.


Plymouth Pear, Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Discover the Plymouth Pear at Lanhydrock, Cornwall, one of Britain's rarest trees.


The Ankerwycke Yew

Find out more about this incredibly ancient tree that has been growing for around 2500 years at Runnymede in Berkshire.


Newton’s Apple, Woolshorpe Manor, Lincolnshire

Learn about Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, and how it still endures.


Ashridge Beech

Discover the notable trees at Ashridge Estate, including a very special beech with important links to WWII.


Borrowdale Yews (The Fraternal Four)

Learn about the ancient Borrowdale Yews, a group of trees that may have inspired William Wordsworth.


Dizzard Dwarf Oaks, North Cornwall

Discover the Dwarf Oaks of Dizzard Forest on the north coast of Cornwall with our Ancient Trees Advisor.


The Whitebeams of Cheddar Gorge & Leigh Woods

Brian Muelaner explores Cheddar Gorge & Leigh Woods and learns of the discovery of new Whitebeam species.