Owen Johnson (dendrologist)

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Owen Johnson has spent the last twenty years studying and recording over 60,000 trees around Britain, and has built up some unique skills in field identification.

He grew up in Hastings near Alexandra Park.[1] He completed a doctorate on the poetry of Ted Hughes.[1]

He is a Registrar at the Tree Register where he has compiled and written Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland (2003),[1] and The Sussex Tree Book (1998),[2] and the Collins Tree Guide, with illustrations by David More.[3] A keen naturalist, he also manages a Local Nature Reserve near his home in St Leonards for the Sussex Wildlife Trust. He has also been a volunteer leader for The Conservation Volunteers weekly conservation tasks since 1995.


  1. ^ a b c Guinness, Bunny (2011) "Champion trees of Britain and Ireland", Daily Telegraph, 2 August 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2013
  2. ^ Trimingham, Adam (2013) "A legacy of trees", The Argus, 28 January 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013
  3. ^ "Treespotting", New Scientist, 19 June 2004. Retrieved 19 November 2013