Mentoring for VETree trainers

If you need support in your activities as a VETree trainer, please ask your question below.

We will transfer your question to the most appropriate person in the VETree network and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your primary contact is:

Helen Read

Ancient Tree Forum, UK


Previous questions

"Good morning,
there are guidelines for the management of veteran trees?
If so, I would like his comment, because I need to update my thesis in forestry.
thank you"

  • Answer: "Hi Johannes
    You can find good guidelines on the management of veteran trees in the training material on this website ( Click on 'training products' and from there you can find a handbook and some videos about veteran tree management, all of which are free to download. These are available in a variety of languages including Swedish, Flemish, Romanian and Spanish if any of these languages are better for you than English. The e-learning part of the website might also help too.

    You can also find information on the Ancient Tree Forum Website ( Click on 'resources' and this part of the website has books and leaflets for download too.

    I hope this helps and wish you good luck with your thesis.

I met Neville Fay at the "Deutsche Baumpflegetage" in Augsburg, Germany last week, and heard about the vetree project. I was very excited to hear that there are couses about veteran tree management!
No I see the project is over it seems, and there are no courses anymore, is that true?
If not, I would be very lucky if you can ad me to your list of interested if you gave one!
I am a working Arborist in Austria.
Do you have any contact already from Austria maybe? Yves from Inverde (Belgium) thought there are some, but maybe he ment Germans.

Thanks a lot,
and greetings from blooming Upper Austria,

  • Answer: "Hi Max

    Although the trial courses under the VETree project have all finished the partners in the project will continue to run some. In the UK we have two 3-day courses planned for 2015 in September/October and December. You can find details by going to the ATF (Ancient Tree Forum) website and look under events, the booking form gives full details for both courses. Our courses will be run in English and you would be very welcome to attend. I know that ProNatura are planning some courses in Sweden too (probably in Swedish). German was not one of the project languages so you would have to follow the course in English, Swedish, Flemish, Romanian, Spanish or Basque! If you know how to get some funding, and there are enough people interested, the material could be translated into German and we could consider doing a course for you in Austria!"