5th March 2017

Oak Trees- coming from one of the country’s most wooded areas, the Sussex Weald, (today’s photo’s), and living in the city said to have most trees per head of population, Sheffield, it is wonderful to have an Oak in the garden. Oaks support more wildlife than any other native tree- well over 400 species. How sad, then, that we are fighting to save the Vernon Oak, among many other mature trees, being cut down in Sheffield to save money on pavement maintenance etc, due to government cuts. Talking of different priorities on trees- I took delight that, despite removing the hedges, the Hooe farmer had left these three Oaks mid-field – my brother-in-law, a

Oaks along lane to Hooe church

Oaks along lane to Hooe church

Oak-lined lane- Hooe

Oak-lined lane- Hooe

Standard Oaks in field, Hooe

Standard Oaks in field, Hooe

Oak-lined lane, Wartling, Sussex

Oak-lined lane, Wartling, Sussex

farmer, saw the photo and said ‘I know those trees- they really get in our way when ploughing’- I’m sure they do! Conditions: A very wet day following a sunny day- the pattern at present. Temperature: Max 6- Min 4C.

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