Cultural legacy

The Forum is building an archive to record how ash trees have enriched our lives.

Now is the time to take photographs of Ash trees in Devon’s varied landscapes.

Our landscape is packed full of Ash trees in fields, hedgerows and hilltops and in copses and woodland. However, Ash dieback could dramatically change the picture of Devon’s landscapes.

If you are out and about in the County, please take the opportunity to take high quality photos showing views of landscapes in which Ash trees play an important part.

We’d value high quality images, that are:

  • Sharp
  • capable of being viewed when printed at least at A4 size or larger without noticeable pixilation (at least 8MP as a guide)
  • a single frame image or number of single frame images (rather than a stitched panoramic)
  • at least a 35mm lens on a 2/3 size sensor digital camera (equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm film camera)
  • avoid using low f number aperture settings to ensure as long a depth of field as possible
  • a typical landscape scene from your area but ideally to include ash trees in the foreground, middle and distance elements of the view.
  • We need some images to show distinct ash trees on the edge of highways and rights of way

Please send photos to the Devon Biodiversity Record Centre.