I took myself off for a walk around one of my favourite estates last week, Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Mature trees in this setting are a joy to behold and the light was perfect for a bit of photography. We have supplied this estate for a number of years and it is good to know our trees will be viewed by someone in a couple of hundred years’ time and may be appreciated as much as I did this time round.
This oak tree is magnificent and I collect acorns from it every other autumn as it only produces seed biannually. We have seedlings growing as part of our Heritage Range that will be available in due course. These veteran trees are steeped in history; there is another Oak in Northamptonshire that was around at the same time as Richard 3rd and still thrives about a mile away from where he was born and where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded. The seedlings from this tree are particularly special.
In the meantime keep enjoying your local mature trees this summer, planted by people long since gone, but enjoyed by me and many more!
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