The 700 Year Old Oak

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1923

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1923

Recently I photographed the old oak tree at South Brewham.  I did not know it at the time but just down the road in Charlton Musgrove is a magnificent 700 year old oak tree.

The Oak

The oak grows in a field behind the new village hall.

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1982

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1982

The autumn sunrise picks out the silhouette of the tree.

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1958

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1958

During the afternoon the oak looks even better.

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1992

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1992

Step inside and the tree has it own uncover secret world.

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2016

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2016

The trunk is about 6 foot wide.

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2042

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2042

The bark pushes out in every direction.

The 700 year old oak - Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2062

The 700 year old oak – Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2062

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