The Buttington Oak new fungi

The Buttington Oak and a new discovery to science

The amazing Buttington Oak continues to surprise us even though it collapsed in February 2018.

Two years ago I met scientists Matt Wainwright & Emma Gilmartin from Cardiff University Bioscience Dept at the great oak.

They wanted to take core samples from the trunk of the prone tree.


The day was immensely interesting for myself as I have never ‘cored’ a tree before.



Buttington Oak Rob McBride