In 2012 Hamish Low and his team made an incredible discovery. At over 13 metres long and perfectly preserved they found the buried giant of that ancient high forest.
Against all odds, they 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 are creating a unique table for the nation and need your help to complete this magical story. Please contribute and you too can be a part of this legacy.
Our story so far and the unprecedented creative opportunity this tree now represents.
What is Black Oak?
Black Oak is the nation's rarest native hardwood making it highly prized by craftspeople all over the world.
All aspects of this project have been filmed as they occurred by a BAFTA award winning producer.
Our vision, to preserve the full length integrity of this tree in the form of an iconic table for the nation.
Updates on our latest developments and insightful articles about Black Oak from specialist Hamish Low.
We have saved this ancient tree for the nation and are now seeking donations in order to start fabrication of the table.