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Oak tree


An old oak tree next to the farm house in Monday's picture. It will be 120 to 150 years old.



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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2016, 01:41
I believe you have captured an element of majesty about Her, Louis.
Louis: She shades quite a big area, Ray
Cet arbre a l'air d'être énorme.
Louis: C'est un grand arbre, Martine.
So lovely Louis, and look at this bark!
Louis: It just asked for a picture, Richard.
It's the kind of tree that inspires a treehouse, Louis!
Louis: I believe that if the builder gets the planning right, a two bedroom house will be possible, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2016, 06:54
A solid English oak I wonder Ginnie?
Louis: Oak trees are not indigenous to South Africa. The first oaks were imported from France at the time, that the wine industry came about. This farm's first owner was Scottish, so the oak may have been sourced from somewhere in the UK.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2016, 06:56
Sorry Louis - I thought this was Ginnie's pic so my comment, as usual is pointless..
Louis: Apology accepted. Don't be so hard on yourself - it is a mistake that happens often on this website.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2016, 07:04
I love the oak trees- a wonderful perspective from a squirrel's point of view.
Louis: Squirrels would have the time of their lives, in this tree, Philine.
We cut down many oaks to build warships and then went off and colonised half the world. Now we want to leave the EU because we don't like immigrants.....
Louis: And you have been entertaining immigrants for so long - ever since the Vikings smile
Quite a youngster then Louis.
Louis: I thin our oldest oaks will be less than 400 years. They are not indigenous.
Oak is PEI's provincial tree. A friend was asking me how old my fallen apple tree was. I have no idea so many get a slice and count the rings. I am expecting it to be at least 100 yrs old.
Louis: Oaks are not indigenous to South Africa. MOst would have been imported during the colonial times.
My area of England is renown for its Oak trees, indeed I have a small one growing in a tub in our garden, it will never grow very big of course.
Louis: Oaks are not indigenous to South Africa, so this one is an immigrant.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2016, 12:33
I like the nice tight crop. Looks very healthy - it will probably outlast the farmhouse.
Louis: That could happen. This place is now a nature reserve and the farm house is a restaurant. The tree is next to the house and provides shade for about twenty tables.
fine framing and point of view Louis... Oak trees are so majestic....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter. They can grow big.
A handsome tree!
Louis: Handsome and healthy, I believe.
Oaks are so wonderful, aren't they? Do they turn lovely colors for you as the summer ends? They do here...
Louis: The words 'oak' and 'sturdy' goes together as far as I am concerned. They turn colour, just like in their countries of origin. Thanks Elizabeth.

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