Thanks for the production of this book are due to John McClean, Chairman, and to all members of the ‘Seeds of Place & Time’ Group:
Fiona Holdsworth – Belfast City Council
Stuart Morwood – DANI, Forest Service
Dermot Hughes – Ulster Wildlife Trust
Mike Meharg, Ian Irvine – Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Jo Whatmough – The National Trust
Jane Picton – Greenmount Agricultural College
Maia Taylor – The Woodland Trust
John Witchell – Clandeboye Estate
Ben Simon – Forest of Belfast
Pascal McCaughan and Frances Claxton, The Conservation Volunteers
Help was received from many individuals and Government departments and their advisory bodies.
Every owner of every tree deserves thanks, not only for providing access to the specimens and information about them, but for looking after them in the first place. So many trees have been lost – more would have gone but for the protection offered by such concerned owners and guardians.
Previous tree records were sourced from TROBI (Tree Register of the British Isles).
Most of the photographs were taken by Mike Hartwell of Northern Ireland Environment Agency, who dedicated much of his spare time in the inclement summer of 1998 to capture the true spirit of our trees. Others are from Dinah Browne, Ian Jackson of Ballynahinch and Ben Simon of Forest of Belfast; the line drawings of the Wesley trees are by Niall Timmins.