Join the East End Ancient Tree Hunt

LONDONERS are being urged to scour their neighbourhoods for some of the city s oldest trees. The Ancient Tree Hunt aims to record some of the oldest trees across London, including Tower Hamlets in a bid to preserve them and the wildlife they encourage. T

LONDONERS are being urged to scour their neighbourhoods for some of the city's oldest trees.

The Ancient Tree Hunt aims to record some of the oldest trees across London, including Tower Hamlets in a bid to preserve them and the wildlife they encourage.

The scheme is run by the Woodland Trust and has the backing of London Mayor Boris Johnson.

He said: "Trees are part of the lifeblood of our city, giving house-room to a huge variety of wildlife, as well as beautifying our parks and streets."

East Enders can send details of ancient trees to the Woodland Trust or uploading their locations to the online database runs until October 2011.

www.ancienttreehunt.org.uk