Veteran Trees

Veteran trees are often a forgotten part of our cultural heritage and many at a national level are not recorded or actively managed.

Here at Lightwater Quarries and Concrete4U we have planted over 250,000 trees and we carefully monitor our existing veteran trees whilst at the same time actively working towards the preservation of future veteran trees.

The trees we have planted in and around the local area serve several purposes. They reduce noise travelling from the quarry, they improve the natural environment visually and provide a green area for the community to visit and enjoy, and in addition they help to provide a safe haven for local wildlife.

The development of the local woodlands has been carefully monitored by the Staveley Estate and the preservation and improvement of the local area is of great importance to the Staveley family who own and manage Lightwater Quarries and Concrete4U.

The identification of veteran trees secures their protection moving forward, and ensures that the environment is preserved for generations to come.

Veteran trees need protecting as they support a wide range of fauna and fungal bodies as well as providing a suitable habitat for both birds and bats.

For more information on veteran trees and how you can identify and help preserve them follow the link below to the forestry commission website:
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestresearch.nsf/ByUnique/INFD-5W2G5B