Every country has its heritage trees - old trees, wide trees, tall trees, rare trees, "weird and wonderful" trees, and trees with historical and cultural significance. Scotland is blessed with an unusually rich heritage of such trees: perhaps the richest in the world.
More than 130 of Scotland's most remarkable trees are stunningly presented in the second edition of Heritage Trees of Scotland now in its expanded hardback second edition. Many of the trees in it were brought to the authors' attention by members of the public who read the first edition.
We've provided some sample pages here to give a flavour of the diversity and fascinating histories of the trees listed in the book. These are listed in alphabetical order:
Ordering the book
The book is published by Forestry Commission Scotland and The Tree Council. It is available from leading booksellers in Scotland or by mail order from:
Forestry Commission Publications
PO Box 501
Telephone or fax: 0844 991 6500
Mail orders should quote stock code FCMS108. ISBN: 0-904853-06-3. Price: £19.99
All images in the heritage trees section are subject to copyright and may not be used without permission of the photographers.