The Durham Wildlife Trust covers the area from the Tyne to the Tees. For its Veteran Trees Project, the Trust has selected 52 veteran and ancient trees with the aim of raising public awareness of them in terms of national heritage and biodiversity. A veteran tree is defined as a tree in the second phase of life, when it has reached full maturity and is beginning to die back.
They are mostly very large, characterful trees, which can often take more than a day to draw. As Resident Tree Artist, Ewan has so far drawn nine of the trees, three of which can be seen below.
For more information on Durham Wildlife Trust, please visit www.durhamwt.com.