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


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WatscapePhoto is Steve Watson from
Headingley, Leeds, UK
This image is © Steven F Watson 2011

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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Awesome Capture Great find

  • Thank you very much, Maggie – and for the fave.

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    WOW wonderfully captured!!! That tree is awesome!!! Love it :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Many thanks, Vicki.

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  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Awesome work!

  • Thank you very much, James.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    A lovely capture dear.x

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    Steve. lol.x Just woke up.x

  • Many thanks, Catherine ;-)

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  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this remarkably old oak! I love old, gnarly trees and this one is just amazing!

  • Thank you very much, DJ – and for the fave.

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  • jchanders
    jchandersover 3 years ago

    Well done. A fascinating tree indeed. My fave!

  • Many thanks, Juergen – and for the fave.

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  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyover 3 years ago

    great shot Steve…its a wonderful old oak

  • Thank you very much, Trevor.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    Hail to thee, stout fellow! And to the tree, too. If I were an oak tree, I would very much like to boast that this was part of my pedigree. Hearts of Oak ~ steady, boys, steady…. A beautiful shot, looking excellent from the camera, with its complement of Spring flowers.

  • Many thanks, Sheila. Fortunate indeed to survive the felling of many an ok in the 18th and 19th centuries for the demands of the navy. It was probably already too old by then.

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  • realistpainter
    realistpainterover 3 years ago

    Beautiful. Beautiful. I love the raw form. Great shot!

  • Thank you very much, Brian – and for the fave.

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