Posted: 21/12/2017 at 20:45
I measured the oak in my garden earlier today ..... came out as 114 years old .... so a mere youngster compared to Hostafan's.
It probably started life as a squirrel-planted acorn as we are the first people to garden here .... there was an old saw-mill here before we built our house. We've positioned our lounge window to look directly at this tree and it gives us a lot of pleasure ... and leaf mould!
It's just great for wildlife .... with flocks of jays noisily feasting on the acorns ... daredevil red squirrels ... and tawny owls perching on the branches on the look out for supper.
Started thinking about what was going on in the world when it was a sapling .... possibly WW1 .... votes for women in the UK .... the introduction of old age pensions.
It's an honour and a great privilege to own trees.