veteran tree - definitions of arboricultural terms

veteran tree

A veteran tree has features associated with advanced age (for its species), having the connotation of a ‘battle-scarred survivor’. As such a veteran tree has features which increase its value as habitat for wildlife (dead wood, cavities etc.) irrespective of its chronological age.



This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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