EATON MANOR VIOLET OAK

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It was one of those days that make Tree Hunting so special. A day that I will not forget. A day that perhaps a William the Conquerer Oak was re-discovered...

For the Full Blogs of the story of the tree visit  Part 1 >>  and  Part 2 >>  

W
ed. 17th Sept. 2014. At the end of my recent Ancient Tree talk given to Church Stretton Tree Group >> a member of the audience came up to me with his video camera at the ready...what Charles showed me was amazing... a STUNNING ancient Oak pollard that looked from the film to be well over 30 feet , over 10 metres in girth. I just knew that I had to visit this massive, ancient, unknown of tree. 
Note! This tree is on PRIVATE land. Please respect the owners farm land, crops are now growing there. 
DO NOT visit without first contacting the owners via their website

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 See the film above (taken BEFORE crops were planted!) of that moment when Charles showed me the video of the tree, and then two days later when I visited this 10 metre + girth ancient Oak.

The Eaton Manor Violet Oak
  is now palced in the top FIFTY of Oaks girth wise in the UK.
It is 4th or 5th largest girth Oak in Shropshire. (re-measuring of the Acton Round Oak will confirm position) 
As more analysis is done then I will bring you exactly at what position for the species it is in UK & England.
The tree has been recorde onto the Ancient Tree Hunt website and is Tree No. 141409 SEE DETAILS >> 

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STATS
*    10.03 Metre girth
*    4th or 5th largest girth Oak in Shropshire
      (Acton Round Oak to be re-measured)
*    In the top 50 largest girth in England 

Please Note! This tree is on PRIVATE land. Please respect the owners farm land, crops are growing there. DO NOT visit without first contacting the owners via their website
EATON MANOR COUNTRY ESTATE HOLIDAYS >>

 My first visit to the great old tree with Charles and his truck!


                       Very Important Trees (VIT's) from the Woodland Trust & Country Living Magazine 

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From Woodland Trust website...Together with Country Living magazine we are calling for a national register to classify, celebrate and protect the UK's most important and best-loved trees.
Our oldest trees are natural miracles. These majestic specimens can live for hundreds, sometimes thousands of years and support an incredible amount of wildlife. They are also a vital part of our history and heritage, with amazing stories to tell. These are our Very Important Trees (V.I.Trees), better known as Trees of Special Interest.

The majority of Northern Europe's special trees are here in the UK. But unlike historic buildings, these living monuments have little recognition or protection and risk being lost without a trace. [Wt end]

Yes I know! You also think this is a crazy situation that MUST change...and soon. 


COMING SOON....Filming 'Close Up' with the EMVO!
Blogs of the exciting days visiting the tree and surrounding area.