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.