Thursday, 16 February 2012
THE MARTON OAK
When we were on tour last week, we made a special trip to rural Cheshire to visit the oldest tree in England. Here's a photograph of us standing inside the sessile Oak tree, a visual metaphor that also actually happened. The tree is situated at the end of a driveway in Marton, linking with Oak Lane. It has produced acorns every one of its. approx. 1600 years of life, and now has let the weather split the trunk into discrete portions, which all cast their shadow across a nearby saloon car and garage. Inside the Oak you can shelter from the snow and consider the metal owl someone has left as a companion for the ancient timber.