TM3550 : Pollarded Oak

taken 8 years ago, near to Butley, Suffolk, Great Britain

Pollarded Oak
Pollarded Oak
Detail of the distinctive crown oak shape of the pollarded oaks in the park.
Staverton Park and The Thicks
Staverton Park originated as a medieval deer park, of larger extent than the current Staverton Park. From the 16th Century the oaks were pollarded at 50-year intervals resulting in the distinctive crown oak shapes, it is believed to be the largest area of ancient pollarded oaks in Europe.

Staverton Thicks is known for its holly trees which are exceptionally old and tall, reputed to be the tallest in Britain, this results in a closed canopy with dense shade; there is little ground vegetation.

See also Development of Vegetation In Staverton Park, Suffolk, By G. F. Peterken: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Tree (from Tags)
Oak  Pollarded 
Place (from Tags)
Staverton Park  Wantisden 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3594 5072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.2673N 1:26.6305E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3594 5072
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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