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Studley Park oak

A fabulous oak tree on land which has been documented for almost a millennium...

11 January 2008

The latest tree of the moment is a fabulous oak specimen, found in the deer park in Studley Royal House in North Yorkshire. The 8.3 metre girth ensures the tree stands out amongst the many others in the 360 acre park.

The grounds in which the deer park sit have been documented for nearly 900 years, with Fountains Abbey being founded in 1132, so there is the possibility that there are many fat, old trees waiting to be recorded in the land around Fountains Abbey and in the deer park itself.

Studley Park oak

The site is also an important area for nature conservation and biodiversity, with unimproved grassland and also harbouring several fallen trees. This has provided a habitat for many species of invertebrates leading to a thriving eco-system.

Studley Park oak