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Sherborne Park, Dorset

Location: Sherborne, Dorset

Region: South West

Grid Ref: ST647167

Owner / Manager: Digby Estate Office, Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PY

Access: Public paths

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  • Angela hill says:
    Posted August 29, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Do you know the age of an enormous oak tree, sadly now dead, in Heydon Park, a short walk from the grain storage site.

    • Hannah Solloway says:
      Posted September 05, 2016 at 11:54 am

      I think I know the tree you’re talking about – If so, it was recorded onto the Ancient Tree Hunt website in 2007 (grid reference ST66471609) but has not yet been measured accurately. As you probably know, one of the methods of estimating the age of ancient trees is to measure the girth of their trunk – you can see some information about doing this at the bottom of this page: http://www.ancienttreeforum.co.uk/ancient-trees/what-are-ancient-veteran-trees/. It’s certainly a very significant ancient tree – very sad that its no longer living, but still of great value.


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