Digital Heritage Assistant – Trees in the Landscape

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Our Digital Heritage Assistants form part of the invaluable work taking place from home, in desk-based roles, interpreting data and supporting the projects of our Historic Heritage Officer in understanding the history, heritage and archaeology of the Quantocks. 

Trees in the Landscape is our online archive work exploring the catalogue of Estate Records in search of any documents which might prove useful for the study of tree use in the Quantock Hills AONB parklands. The opportunity includes volunteers interested in using digital maps of various dates to identify changing patterns of tree use and note potentially significant, individual trees. The work will contribute to a detailed historical understanding of the changing use of trees in the Quantock Hills AONB. 

This opportunity began during the pandemic and was designed to encourage remote working, however, work in this capacity is only temporary until we wait for the physical archive centres to become accessible again. Trees in the Landscape volunteers will be offered the opportunity to apply for the role in a physical capacity once the opportunity takes shape.