hid from the Sheriff of Nottingham.
How has this lovely tree survived so long?
Well is seems that it had the good fortune to grow unhindered by other trees vying for competition within Sherwood Forest.
Slow and steadily wins the race, so the old proverb goes, and this has proved to be the case with this oak. The secret, it seems, is to grow really slowly when your roots are in poor, acidic soil, this will make sure you will still be around when
others have faded into legend.