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 Newsletter 28 (2019/20) including:

  • Registrar's Report
  • Dawn redwood at 70
  • The Widest pear tree
  • Search for Bill's Maple
  • Vicky Schilling tribute and Bursary
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 Newsletter 27 (2018/19) including:

  • Registrar's Report
  • MBE for Owen
  • Welsh border yews
  • New map for website
  • Obituaries to Nigel Muir and Chic Henderson
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Newsletter 26 (2017/18) including:

  • 7th European Champion Tree Forum
  • Sandringham House
  • A Purple Passage
  • Mount Usher
  • Borde Hill Lecture
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Newsletter 25 (2016/17) including:

  • Registrars Report
  • The yew of Newlands Corner 
  • JD Matthew – the original introduction 
  • The Beale Arboretum 
  • Champion Tree of the Year 
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Newsletter 24 (2015/16) including: 

  • Tree Register Lecture in Scotland
  • Marker and boundary yew
  • Illustrious cultivars
  • The trees of Crathes Castle 
Newsletter 24

Newsletter 23 (2014/15) including:

  • The Tandridge Yew 
  • The Tallest Tree in London 
  • The Marriage of Trees 
  • 4th European Champion Tree Forum - Spain
  • Stoneleigh Abbey
Newsletter 23

Newsletter 22 (2013/14) including:

  • The tallest conifer in Europe 
  • Argyll champions re-visited 
  • European Tree Forum meet in Poland 
  • Scarborough’s Weeping Elm 
  • 25th celebration at Savill Garden 
Newsletter 22

Newsletter 21 (2012/13) including:

  • An Olympic Year 
  • Acton Beauchamp Yew - Saved!
  • European Champion Tree Forum 
  • Elms of Brighton & Hove 
  • Some Service Trees 
  • Old Oaks of Warwickshire 
Newsletter 21

Newsletter 20 (2011/12) including:

  • Gardens with Triple Champions
    Owen Johnson
  • The Trees of Fife
    Judy Dowling
  • Wild Service Tree
    Colin Hall
  • The Llanfoist Yew - A Fallen Giant
    Tim Hills
  • Kew Lecture - Special Event
Newsletter 20

Newsletter 19 (2010) including: 

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
  • Registrars Report - Owen Johnson 
  • The Pioneer Tree Recorder
    Mark W Hanson 
  • The European Champion Tree Forum
    Christopher Carnaghan 
  • Tallest Tree in Britain
    Jean Maskell 
  • Recording Britains Tree Collections
    Owen Johnson 
Newsletter 19

Newsletter 18 (2009) including: 

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman 
  • Tall Trees Project 2009
    Micahel Spraggon 
  • Tree Recording in Essex
    Mark W Hanson 
  • The Scotts Pine of Monnington Walk
    David Alderman 
  • The Ancient Trees of Offa's Dyke
    Rob McBride 
  • Ancient Cliff Trees
    David Alderman
Newsletter 18

Newsletter 17 (2008) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman 
  • Think Small in the Uplands - Ancient Tree Hunt
    Katherine Owen 
  • The Dawn Redwood at 60
    Owen Johnson
  • Historical Records
    Owen Johnson
  • The study of an ancient yew wood
    Peter Andrews
  • The Dawn Redwood at 60
    Owen Johnson
  • Trees in High Places
    Owen Johnson
  • The Amazing Aerial Trees of Geltsdale
    David Alderman
  • Surfing for Champions
    Richard Goodrick
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Newsletter 16 (2007) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman 
  • Jim Paterson MBE: 
  • Tribute to a great Scottish tree hunter
    Donald Wilson
  • Volunteer Verifiers for the Ancient Tree Hunt
    Katherine Owen 
  • Ancient Yew Group: The Kynaston Yew
    Tim Hills
Newsletter 16

Regional News 2007 including:

  • Tender Trees Project - Owen Johnson
  • Conifers in the south - Owen Johnson
Regional News 2007

Newsletter 15 (2006) including: 

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
  • Hatton Gardner: Celebrating 60 years of tree measuring
    Roy Lancaster OBE VMH 
  • Ancient Yew Group - Tim Hills
  • Propping our heritage
  • The Chichester Elm - Richard I Smith
  • A creepy Tale - Owen Johnson
Newsletter 15

Regional News 2006 including:

  • Nottinghamshire - Bundle Beech at Clumber 
  • Northamptonshire - Althorp Park 
  • Scotland - Tallest Tree becomes TV Star 
  • Wales - Discovering a Nations Champions 
Regional News 2006

Newsletter 14 (2005) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman 
  • Urban Tree Project- Owen Johnson
  • Remarkable Trees of Ireland 
    - Aubrey Fennell and David Alderman
  • Hard Graft - Owen Johnson
Newsletter 14

Regional News 2005 including:

  • Wiltshire - Jack Oliver
    Remarkable Wiltshire White Willows 
  • Devon - Countess Arran
    Castlehill historic Sitka 
  • Carmarthenshire- Greg Howes
    The Giants of Gelli Aur and Dinefwr 
  • Yorkshire - Richard Goodrick
    Roadside champions 
Regional News 2005

Newsletter 13 (2004) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
    Landmark publication for the Tree Register 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
    Mapping a future for ancient trees 
  • Lightning conductors for trees - Ben Fuest
    The ArborBolt System 
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Regional News 2004 including:

  • Sussex - Stephen Young
    Champion trees go unrecorded 
  • Scottish Isles - Peter McGowan
    The Mystery Tree of Islay 
  • Scotland - Stephen Verge NDF
    Tall trees re-visited 
  • Wales - Derrick Holdsworth
    The continuing search for our tall trees 
Regional News 2004

Newsletter 12 (2003) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
    Champion tree book 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
    Mapping a future for our veteran trees 
  • In Search of Monsters - Vicky Schilling
    A history of tree measuring 
Newsletter 12

Regional News 2003 including:

  • Shropshire - Andrew Morton
    Champion rowan 
  • Durham - Den Gregson
    In search of Durham's trees 
  • Devon - Owen Johnson
    Bicton Park Botanical Gardens 
  • West Glamorgan - Owen Johnson
    Notable public gardens of Swansea 
  • North Yorkshire - John Simmons
    Kew at Castle Howard 
Regional News 2003

Newsletter 11 (2002) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
    Trees for connoisseurs 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
    A tale of tall trees 
  • Tree Measuring - Professor Nicholas and Derrick Holdsworth
    Tree heights using a laser rangefinder 
Newsletter 11

Regional News 2002 including:

  • Surrey - Owen Johnson, Assistant Registrar
    A rich harvest 
  • Norfolk - John White
    The hidden poplar 
  • Cumbria - Derrick Holdsworth
    The crested beech 
  • Ireland - Frances McHugh, Project Officer TROI
    The Tree Register of Ireland 
  • Derbyshire - The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Patron
    Trees of Chatsworth 
  • Isle of Man - Frank Harrison
    Dating landmark trees 
  • Scotland - Alistair Scott
    The Madrona in Scotland 
Regional News 2002

Newsletter 10 (2001) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
  • The Ancient Tree Forum
    Jill Butler, Conservation Policy Officer, Woodland Trust
    Conserving our veteran trees 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
    Practical solutions to identify champion trees 
  • Mistletoe - Owen Johnson
    Buckeyes, an exotic host 
  • Rotherham Teak - John White
    Plant a locust for durable timber 
Newsletter 10

Regional News 2001 including:

  • Scotland - Archie Smith
    Douglas of the Firs 
  • Ireland - John Anderson
    Abbeyleix Estate 
  • Kent -Owen Johnson
    Kentish trees and trees of Kent 
  • Cumbria - Derrick Holdsworth
    The Borrowdale Yews 
  • Norfolk - John White
    Ryston Hall 
  • Suffolk - David Alderman
    The horizontal larch 
Regional News 2001

Newsletter 9 (2000) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
    Trees at the Millennium 
  • The Woodland Heritage
    Lewis J Scott Msc,Chief Executive & Co-Founder
    So how are we different 
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
    The tree in your garden may join the Register 
  • Tree Register Archives
    Photographs wanted 
  • Conifer Conservation
    Threatened Conifers
    Aljos Farjon, FLS Chairman, IUCN-SSC
    Conifer Specialist Group, Curator of Gymnosperms
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
    How planted trees can help conservation 
  • Maple Park Banner Homes - Property Developers
    Saved from development 
Newsletter 9

Regional News 2000 including:

  • Cumbria - Derrick Holdsworth
    Great Oaks of Cumbria 
  • Scotland - David Paterson
    Corstorphine sycamore falls 
  • Worcestershire - David Alderman
    New arboretum 
  • Ireland - David Alderman
    New champions 
  • Sussex - Owen Johnson
    The Sussex Tree Book 
  • Kent - Philip Clarkson-Webb
    Planting for the Millennium 
  • Isle of Man - Frank Harrison
    Starting from scratch 
  • Wales - Andrew Morton
    Big Beech in a dramatic setting 
  • Somerset - Geoff Rouse
    Reduced girth 
  • Suffolk - Daniel Sanford
    Notable exotics 
  • Shropshire - Andrew Morton
    Cut-leafed hornbeam 
Regional News 2000

Newsletter 8 (1999) including:

  • Report from the Chairman - Colin Hall
    1998, a year of development and change 
  • Profile: Thomas Pakenham
  • Newly appointed Trustee The Earl of Rosse
  • Registrars Report - David Alderman
    A unique database of our tree heritage 
  • Tree Maintenance at Kew
    Tony Kirkham
    Head of Horticultural Operations and Support Section RBG Kew
    Conservation of mature trees at Kew
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Newsletter 7 (1998) (a facimile of the original file) including:

  • 100 New Champions discovered in 1997!
    David Alderman
  • Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex
    Nigel Davis
  • The Trees at Sutton Palace
    John Humphris
  • Little Leckmelm Gardens and Arboretum
    Victoria Schilling
  • When is a tree not a tree? 
  • Castle Howard Arboretum Trust
    John Simmons
  • Balmoral Policies - John Dobson
  • The Goodwood Hurricane Table
    Victoria Schilling
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Newsletter 6 (1997) (a facimile of the original file) including:

  • The Tree Register Database
    David Alderman
  • The Old Park Oaks at Chatsworth
    The Duchess of Devonshire 
  • Trees in the Great Park at Windsor
    J.D Bond
  • Tomorrow's Champion Trees at Wakehurst Place
    Mark Flanagan 
  • Oh, to be a Taper
    Derrick Holdsworth 
  • Tree Measuring in Scotland
    Christopher Dingwall
  • Castanea Sativa (picture)
    V E Shilling 
Newsletter 6

Newsletter 5 (1996) (a facimile of the original file) including:

  • Registrars Report
    Victoria Schilling
  • Alan Mitchell V.M.H: A Tribute
    Sir Ilay Campbell 
  • The Kingsley Pine 
  • Tilia mongolica x T.Tomentosa: New Hybrid 'Alan Mitchell'
    Nigel Muir 
  • Champion Trees at Hergest
    Lawrence Banks
  • Champion Trees in the Birr Castle Demesne
    The Earl of Rosse
  • Prunus 'Tai Haku'
    Graham Gammin 
  • The Great Beech at Lethen House, Nairnshire
    Jim Paterson 
  • Computerisation Report
    David Alderman 
Newsletter 5

Newsletter 4 (1995) (a facimile of the original file) including:

  • Registrars Report
    Victoria Schilling
  • Computerisation of Recordst
    David Alderman 
  • A Tall Order... 
  • The Tulip Tree 
  • High Beeches Gardens
    Mrs A Boscawen 
  • The Great Walnut Tree at Cawdor Castle
    Jim Paterson
  • Allowing for Ivy
    John White 
  • Ceremonial Redwood Plantings
    V Schilling, D Alderman, Sir Ilay Campbell 
Newsletter 4

Newsletter 3 (1994) (a facimile of the original file) including:

  • Registrars Report
    Victoria Schilling
  • The Trees of Whiteknights Park, Reading
    Carol Hora 
  • Some Trees at Crarae
    Sir Ilay Campbell
  • The Great Yew at East Chiltington, Sussex 
  • Tallest Trees in Britain (Abies Grandis at Strone, Argyll)
    Jim Paterson 
  • The British Black Poplar
    John White 
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