SU2312 : Trees within the South Bentley Inclosure, New Forest

taken 12 years ago, near to Fritham, Hampshire, Great Britain

Trees within the South Bentley Inclosure, New Forest
Trees within the South Bentley Inclosure, New Forest
The sessile oak on the left of the photograph is one of the trees sown as acorns in the early years of the 1700s. These trees are believed to be the oldest surviving planted oaks in western Europe. Part of the enclosure was cleared and planted with Douglas fir in the 1960s, but the process was halted by an intervention from the Minister of Agriculture and the oaks survived (unlike those in the neighbouring North Bentley Inclosure, which were completely replaced with more profitable conifers). Some of the oaks were marked for felling during a 1990s programme of thinning, but protests by local conservation groups preserved them. Part of the understorey of holly can be seen beyond the main tree in this picture.
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Friday, 17 February, 2006   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 February, 2006
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Farming > Inclosure   (more nearby)
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