Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Where am I?

When a friend informed me of a marvelous ancient Oak tree near Wimborne I was surprise to find it tucked away on a housing estate. It just goes to show that these trees can be found anywhere.

This tree gives us a quick snapshot of how our ancestors would have managed the land for instance this old pollard would have provided a valuable resource for fuel, fodder, building materials etc....
However, what I think is fabulous about this tree is how it has survived the development pressure surrounding it, but on the other hand how many other trees didn't?
Full location details will soon be available on Dorset Wildlife Trust website. In the meantime please feel free to contact me.


Jane said...

What a great tree (and so near to me and I didn't know!). I've noticed quite a few trees in the centre of Wimborne that look like they should be measured. One is even in one of the car parks (with tarmac up to it's trunk!).

Dave Coulter said...

Hello from Illinois! I found you blog via Arboreality. I'm quite fond of oaks myself - and we're losing them here as well. Keep up the good work!


bluechipholidays said...

This is a good shot! I'd love to see this tree personally in my holidays in Dorset.. This looks interesting..