National Trust

The National Trust was founded in 1895 ‘to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings’. The Trust is the largest voluntary conservation organization in Europe and the second-biggest landowner in the UK after the Forestry Commission. Scotland has an independent trust.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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