Notable ancient trees across Tayside region
There are more than 2,200 notable, ancient trees in Courier Country, according to the Woodland Trust study.
The vast majority of them are in Perth and Kinross.
Although trees have no automatic rights to protected status, the famous Fortingall Yew in Glen Lyon, near Aberfeldy, highlights a disparity. A wall around the tree attracts formal legal protection, rather than the tree itself.
The yew is the oldest in Scotland and is thought to be more than 2,000 years old.
The biggest tree is also in Perthshire – a giant sequoia at Cluny Gardens, Aberfeldy, with an impressive 37ft girth.
Other significant local trees include the Camperdown Elm in Dundee and Malloch’s Oak in Strathallan, Perthshire, which made it onto the shortlist of the 2018 Tree of the Year contest.
The awards are run by the Woodland Trust to highlight some of the country’s best natural treasures.
Local landmarks including the Birnam Oak and the tree at Dunkeld where fiddler Niel Gow wrote famous reels made last year’s shortlist.
According to the trust, the most commonly recorded trees in Scotland are oak (3,300), Scots pine (2,000) and beech (1,400).
There are also 200 trees deemed so iconic they have their own individual names.