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Saturday 16th April 2016

ATF East Anglia visit to Ickworth

Location: Ickworth Park, Bury-St-Edmunds, Suffolk

Join us for a guided walk around a collection of ancient and veteran trees in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

The walk will be led by Ted Green, with kind permission from the National Trust. The tour will include a visit to the 700 year old ‘Tea Party Oak’

by Reg Harris

Ickworth Park

Booking Information

Booking is essential and places limited to 50 people. For further details see attached flyer, and to book a place email Reg@urbanforestry.info

2 Comments | Leave a Comment

  • Diana Hughes says:
    Posted March 09, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    We have a 2,500 Ankerwycke Yew in Wraysbury but it is being damaged by
    ‘worshippers’. Worrying.

    • Brian Muelaner says:
      Posted May 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Hi Diana
      I was the NT’s ancient tree adviser until my retirement a year and a half ago and chair the ATF, so am very familiar with the Ankerwycke yew. There was certainly some physical damage to the tree several years ago, thought to be caused by an individual who cut into the trunk of the tree to get material for a pagan ceremony, but that was only a speculation. The local Trust staff work closely with a pagan group who were outraged by this travesty and would never contemplate doing any intention harm to the tree. Last summer was the last time I visited the tree and I thought it was looking very good. Has there been a more recent incident?


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