Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Big Trees

Last week I set off from Dorchester to provide a talk about the project to Bournemouth Natural History Museum I decided that I would cut through Kinson to avoid the long journey around on the A35, and to my surprise I noted this Oak standing at a busy junction, with a girth of 5.82m!

Also as part of the project we have been providing advice for landowners. This tree is going to have protection from grazing animals unfortunately the animals have been compacting the soil beneath the tree damaging the rooting system and the mychorrizal fungi which is a beneficial fungi helping the tree access nutrients that aren't very mobile in the soil.