In the background of one of these photos you can just see my car.
That sets roughly the scale of the ancient giant oak, minding its own business In a muddy field.
I was unable to measure its girth but I suspect it’s about 300 hundred years old, maybe older.
Not uncommonly the core of the tree is hollow but there’s no way for a person or an animal to get inside.
Note the hole. Someone has made a ‘modern’ hole on the side of the tree unseen from the road and done most probably with a chainsaw. Secretly.
Why? Why a square shape? Is there something hidden in the hollow tree?
Did someone have the idea of putting in an ATM?
What do you think?
I suspect the thief knew the value of a piece of oak ‘burr’.
Was the chunk removed to be fixed to a lathe and turned into a bowl which would fetch a pretty penny for a skilled craftsman?
Who knows…it’s a mystery.