An exhibit of photographs and advise about Cornwall's ancient trees.
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We are continuing our series of articles highlighting Cornwall’s ancient trees with a look at some impressive ash trees scattered around a farm on the North Coast. A farmer I visited this year suggested I take a look in a small field that he referred to as his celandine meadow (because of the carpet of yellow lesser celandine flowers that grow there in the spring). Not knowing what to expect, I was excited to see two stunning ancient ash trees growing there.
Swannacott Manor Meats is a 200-acre pasture farm set in rolling hills just outside Week St Mary in North Cornwall. The Sobey family have been farming the area for over 6 generations and have been successfully selling meat straight from the farm for many years.
I will kickstart this series by describing an impressive oak I clocked recently while walking a block of permanent pasture with a prospective tenant. It looms over the landscape, stood on a north-facing slope with only an expired fence line breaking up its setting.
FWAG SouthWest are teaming up with the Cornwall Ancient Tree Forum to champion the protection of ancient trees on Cornish farmland. Such trees not only support many specialist invertebrates, plants and fungi, but also provide cultural significance.