According to The Guardian, UK's ancient forests could be reproduced again after the country's supply has been severely depleted over several centuries of favoring farmland at the expense of forests. Contributing to this was Naval exploration, the industrial revolution and finally the two world wars when imports were difficult to obtain.
One of the largest oaks still stands in what is believed to be Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame. Another one of these super trees stands on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown, one of the most famous landscape designers.
Quercus alba (White oak) photographed on a late Spring day.
©todd haiman 2013