the oak tree in april

After a week of spring sunshine, life is awakening around the oak tree. A pair of nuthatch’s are very vocal as they flit about the tree. Fresh green nettles are emerging around its roots.

Fred had recently learned in school about aging trees by measuring their girth and dividing it by half. He was keen to give it a try, assisted by Victor. His method aged the oak at 385 years, which would mean that it sprouted from an acorn in 1630. It’s over twice the age of the church!

 Joining in with Loose and Leafy’s ‘Tree Following’