The Laund Oak
Over 600 years old
This spectacular tree is over 600 years old. It is thought to have been named after John of Laund who was the Prior 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 Estate say this wonderful old tree produces some of the best acorns which grow into fine trees.
The oak trees within Strid Wood are likely to have evolved and adapted to the area over thousands of years. To ensure this continues the foresters at Bolton Abbey gather the acorns off the woodland floor and send them away to a nursery where they are grown and returned as saplings to be planted in Strid Wood and other woodlands on the Estate.