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.



5 comments:

Jane said...

Great find Emma! That's just the sort of tree I love to find you lucky thing! Jane

Dave Coulter said...

I'm checking in after a pleasant summer. Hope your season was productive!

HolidaysForFun said...

I suppose you need a tree project in door chester in door set as so many crooked people chop down the tress to make doors. But if you stop it will be called tree chester.

bluechipholidays said...

Those big trees looks good! Good job in finding those! Hope that it will be protected to preserved it.. I still want to see those trees every time I spend my holidays in Dorset.

bluestonewales said...

It's good that you still find some old trees. They look good.

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