A few months ago, I heard the strange tale of an oak tree in Ealing which marks the spot where an elephant is buried. I realised I had to find out more, so off to Ealing I went...
On Saturday, I made my second foray into live video presentations with the virtual launch of the Great Trees of London Map, recently published by Blue Crow Media.
Marooned in the midst of a Victorian industrial landscape in an unlikely corner of Dover - the famous, unassuming town where I grew up - is an ancient European Yew tree (Taxus baccata). It lies in the valley of the river Dour (pronounced 'doer') from which the town takes its name. This name has a... Continue Reading →
A couple of weekends ago I was staying in Dorset where I heard about Wyndham’s Oak, an ancient tree I felt compelled to seek out. It is a pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) and it is ancient, maybe 1000 years old. It is a shrinking hulk in an unlikely setting but it is a local landmark... Continue Reading →