Ghost Oak

Trees, Woods & Forests
Ghost Oak by Stephen Davis

Image details - Ghost Oak

Photographer: Stephen Davis (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Trees, Woods & Forests
Location: Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


This remarkable ancient oak tree is completely hollow, surrounded by a much younger beech woodland in this Special Site of Scientific Interest – Savernake Forest. By surviving, it provides a valuable habitat for a great variety of flora, fauna, and fungi. Such ancient trees are of vital importance for the conservation and preservation of the fullest diversity of woodland species, and deserve due reverence.


2nd place - Trees, Woods & Forests