The Great Trees of Dorset
by Andrew Pollard and Emma Brawn, with photographs by Colin Varndell
A celebration of one of Dorset’s greatest glories. With names like Billy Wilkins, the Posy Tree and Judge Wyndham’s Oak, Dorset’s ancient trees are amongst its most precious living treasures. At least two pre-date Christianity, one is the widest oak in the country. The Martyrs’ Tree has been named one of Britain’s ‘top ten’ trees. Today Dorset’s veteran trees support a rich and often internationally rare wildlife, and are at last being recognised as living icons of national importance.
The Great Trees of Dorset was included in our list of New Books Available in the Library, June 7, 2010.