The Honywood Oak

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The Honywood Oak

Post by PhilBrew » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:50 am

Thought some members might be interested to know that the current BBC 4 Book of the Week is called The Oak Papers and the oak in question is to be found in Marks Hall Estate Arboretum. Episode 3 was this morning at 9.45, repeated tonight at half past midnight, but all episodes will be on BBC Sounds catch up.

This is a bit of info culled from the internet:

The Honywood Oak

Located on the west side of the brook is the massive Honywood Oak, which is probably over 800 years old. Along with the Screaming Oak, it is one of the last survivors of the 300 or so oaks that once graced the 130 acre deer park that now forms part of the Arboretum. It is thought to date back to the time of Henry V. It is the most substantial of all the oaks at Marks Hall with its enormous 28ft girth.

I'd like to go and see it some time, if anyone else is interested? Phil

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Re: The Honywood Oak

Post by robertofbaycot » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:02 pm

I'd like to go and see it too. I don't know Marks Hall at all - it seems to be a favourite with a lot of members.

PS Aaaargh! Lisa, wizard of web-sites, is there a way to switch the UK spell-checker on? The Americans don't know how to to spell!

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Re: The Honywood Oak

Post by Lisa » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:25 am

I know the tree and look forward to listening to the Honeywood Oak.

Phil, you can change the preferred language of your Mac by going to System Preferences/Language and Region and adding English UK as your preferred language if that helps.

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Re: The Honywood Oak

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:16 pm

Hi Phil,
Hope you are well. I was fascinated by your article about the Honywood Oak at Marks Hall Arboretum so I took myself off yesterday (08/08) to have a look. Was quite magnificent and to think it is so very old is incredible. The Screaming Oak is also very incredible. I understand it hosts a selection of bat species. The visit was well worth it and the grounds are superb.
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The mighty Honywood oak
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Close up of the Screaming Oak
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A house at Marks Hall framed by the oak tree
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