The Fenland Black Oak Project

The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project
The Fenland Black Oak Project

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The Fenland Black Oak Project

The story begins 5000 years ago when, deep inside the East Anglian Fenland Basin, an incredible ancient high forest once stood. Over time, and a rise in sea level, these spectacular Oak trees fell into the silt of the flooded forest floor where they have been preserved like black treasure in the peat.

In 2012 Hamish Low made an incredible discovery. At over 13 metres long and perfectly preserved he found the buried giant of that ancient high forest.

Against all odds, we successfully milled and dried 'The Jubilee Oak' and now this team of master craftsmen are setting out to give this piece of history a magnificent new legacy.

From that tree The Fenland Black Oak Project is creating a unique table which will be placed within the main body of Ely Cathedral as a gift to the nation.

 

www.thefenlandblackoakproject.co.uk

 

role.  lead designer

year.  2022