A Stag stood next to a large tree within the woodland of Windsor Great Park

Woodland, parkland and wood pasture

The Windsor Estate has one of the largest collections of ancient and veteran oak trees that remain anywhere in northern Europe. These are our most important conservation asset, and they can easily be seen in the varied landscape types across the Estate – open parkland, native woodland and plantations, and, wood pasture.

The sheer scale and continuity of tree coverage, both in terms of space and time – has led to an outstanding wealth of biodiversity above and below the ground.

What is wood pasture?

What is an ancient tree?

What is a veteran tree?

Ancient and veteran trees 

Our work in the woodland

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Dig deeper into the habitats, the wildlife they support and the work we do to preserve them for the benefit of the nation.

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