Oak tree is still the king at South Walsham’s Fairhaven garden

Pete Taylor Fairhaven Garden forester, inspecting the King Oak. Picture: Paul Dickson

Pete Taylor Fairhaven Garden forester, inspecting the King Oak. Picture: Paul Dickson - Credit: Archant

It survived the great storm 30 years ago and now the King Oak has passed its inspection.

Foresters at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham have given what is described the great survivor its annual close inspection.

The King Oak is more than 900 years old and survived the Great Storm, which smashed through the garden uprooting 2,000 other trees.

Matt Jordan, head forester, said: 'We discovered a hornet's nest during the inspection, so we were unable to give the King Oak it's 'haircut'. Tree surgery will be scheduled later in November when the hornets have disappeared.

'The good news is that King Oak is in good health.'

Fairhaven Garden has had its own forestry team. For information about the garden go to www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.


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