This spectacular tree is over 800 years old. It is thought to have been named after John of Laund who was the Prior of Bolton Priory from 1286 to 1330. In the 16th century the Laund Oak marked the point where the Forests of Barden and Knaresborough met.
The foresters on the Bolton Abbey Estate say this wonderful old tree produces some of the best acorns which grow into fine trees.
This is a reworking of a previously submitted image. Straight from the camera this time and uncropped in the 4/3 format. Better viewed larger.
ZUIKO 4/3 14-45mm