BTC/92/2014 - According to Barrell ... Contrasting approaches to heritage trees. Horticulture Week Opinion (April 2014)
There is a hidden threat to our heritage trees. The National Trust has a reputation for delivering the highest standards in conserving architectural heritage, but it seems that philosophy is not so rigorously applied to environmental assets.
Heritage trees are living links to the past and bridges to the future, a natural connection between departed ancestors and generations to come. But conservation can be expensive and it seems that the National Trust would rather save money than heritage trees of special interest.