Direct online mapping of ancient trees, with additional archival detail.
Goals of the Initiative:
1. Document the ancient tree species in populated areas as well as in the farmland and open spaces surrounding them.
2. Community exposure to and education about their importance, and increased awareness regarding their care and conservation.
The choice of trees is to be done according to the following criteria:
b. botanical importance and level of rarity
c. uniqueness of shape
d. uniqueness of location
e. historical, cultural importance and symbolism
Data Collection Form for Mapping of Ancient Trees
Ancient Tree Data Map (To open the map and see the data in a separate window, click here)
This map displays trees that have been mapped by members of the community during and after their training. The map is then professionally checked for accuracy every few days by the director of the initiative.
If you notice errors, please contact Eyal Tepperberg (his email is listed below).
How to use this map
You can move around the map by moving the mouse around while pressing constantly on the cursor button. You can also zoom in or zoom out. If you click on a green dot you will get the details about that particular tree: its name, age, measurements, degree of rarity or uniqueness, its history, a photo and more.