Ancient oaks in the English Landscape

By Aljos Farjon

There are more ancient native oak trees in England than the rest of Europe combined, this book explores how this has come about.

How we have used the landscape through history has had a huge impact on the number of ancient trees we have now. From the Norman conquest of 1066 and the creation of the Royal Forests through to the effects of modern forestry. Focusing on the two native species of oak, pedunculate (Quercus robur) and sessile (Quercus petraea), the book explores how these trees have shaped the landscape over the past 1,000 years.

Find out more on the Kew website.

Big Belly Oak in Savernake Forest. (Photo: Isobel Cameron/WTML)

Old Knobbley. (Photo: WTML)

Meavy Oak (Photo: Julian Hight/WTML)

Using Ancient Tree Inventory data

Using Ancient Tree Inventory data

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