Trees are valuable assets in our community. They provide the pleasant visual “green and leafy” environment that we locals value as well as food and habitat for a range of fauna and flora. Trees reduce the affects of pollution; reduce the likelihood of flooding; lock up carbon; generate oxygen and moderate high and low ambient temperatures for the creatures beneath them. The older the tree the more it contributes. There are many trees along our green corridors.
Recording trees in our area aims to map the significant trees in and around Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale. This will give us a record of our trees; habitat features; identify any particularly interesting specimens and flag up concerns including diseases and pests affecting the trees. We have recorded about 450 mature trees primarily along our green corridors since 2017 when we started this work.
Recording trees is also intended to be a pleasant social activity that gets people outdoors appreciating the natural environment.
If you would like to find out what we do please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you can come along to one of our group surveys to find out more. We survey monthly from April to October. Meeting at 2 pm and finished by 4 pm.
2022 Dates: All Mondays from 2 to 4 pm except*
4 April - street trees in South Ascot
*5 May - recording with pupils at The Marist School
16 May - Mill Ride Golf Club
*14 June - Royal Ascot Golf Club - 1 to 3 pm
1 August - Cheapside green corridor
12 September - cancelled
24 October - Heatherwood
Map showing trees we have recorded to December 2022
Woodland Trust Ancient and Veteran Tree Record Map is linked here
Click here to see RBWM Tree team's interactive map showing planned tree maintenance and planting across the borough.
Useful Smart phone Apps:
Woodland Trust Tree Identification
Wildlife in Ascot tree recording reference information files below
Wildlife in Ascot Tree Recorder's Handbook
Wildlife in Ascot Tree Recording Form
Guide to identify trees from winter twigs
Wildlife in Ascot compiled information on tree pests and diseases
Information on common tree fungi to help with identification