Champion Trees at Westonbirt

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Champion Trees at Westonbirt Arboretum 

Champion trees are the largest trees of their species growing within the British Isles.

Champion tree Westonbirt

Champion trees qualify  by being the tallest or having the largest trunk girth, measured at 1.5m off the ground. There are currently 140 champion trees at Westonbirt Arboretum!

Ask in the Welcome Building to find out where they are or look out for blue tree labels.

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Volunteering

Westonbirt relies on the help of our team of extraordinary volunteers. Our team of over 280 volunteers are involved with everything from leading guided walks, assisting  community groups and helping at our family events, to supporting the tree team out in the arboretum, and helping in the propagation centre! 

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Local Forest Membership

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum is a registered charity established to protect trees and enrich lives at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

With a Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership you support conservation, education and participation to help connect people with trees while ensuring over 100 tree species, which are endangered in the wild, are safeguarded for the future.

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Westonbirt Arboretum’s story begins with the wealthy Victorian landowner, Robert Holford; an ambitious man with a passion for the natural world!