New tree trail at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair
Organisers of the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair will add a tree trail to the list of activities for families to take part in on Saturday 24 August, from 10am – 5pm. Oak Fair visitors will be able to join the free tree trail, with the option to donate £1 to The Woodland Trust and clues will be given as they wander around the fair and surrounding woods of the estate near Sturminster Newton, Dorset, learning facts about the trees they discover along the way.
Tree-spotters can expect to find many tree species, including the Crusader which is one of the oldest oaks in Dorset, and those who spot all of them will be entered into a draw for a chance to plant a very significant new tree on the Stock Gaylard estate. The new oak tree will be appropriately named the Coronation Oak to mark the Queen’s 60th year on the throne and will be planted in the autumn. Click here for further details.