Ancient Oak, Newstead Wood

Ancient Oak, Newstead Wood

Observation - Ancient Oak, Newstead Wood. Description: Ancient Oak Tree observed in Newstead Woods, Orpington. Using the method suggested on www.stuffynwood.com of girth divided by 1.25cm, this tree is approx. 240 years old. I observed bright green algae and moss at the base; a climber, as yet unidentified

Ancient Oak Tree observed in Newstead Woods, Orpington. Using the method suggested on www.stuffynwood.com of girth divided by 1.25cm, this tree is approx. 240 years old. I observed bright green algae and moss at the base; a climber, as yet unidentified was around the tree, ivy was also present. There was also grey/green foliose lichen. Deadwood was present on the ground and in Crow and holes were present in the stem. The height of the tree was approximately 16m.