A Venerable Oak….
We have an old saying ‘Age before Beauty’ ….but in this case I reckon this English Oak is both venerable and beautiful. True the trunk is gnarled and hollow, but its roots are firmly in the Derbyshire soil, from whence it gets the goodness to support a canopy of rich green leaves and a surprising number of acorns.
How old is this Oak?… well I don’t know for sure but several Oak’s in this woodland have been aged at well over 1000 years old, so I guess this one cannot be far short.
(C) David Oakes 2018