Fury as Eton College chops down 150-year-old Isle of Wight oak tree

Eton College sparks uproar by chopping down beloved 150-year-old oak tree on land it owns 100 miles away on the Isle of Wight to make way for 12 houses Furious locals up in arms after Eton College felled ancient oak without warning Campaigners are fighting to protect other trees on site earmarked for 12 homes  … Read more

Viking ship will be ‘urgently’ excavated to save its oak hull from being ravaged by a fungus 

A Viking ship buried in Norway for more than 1,000 years is set to be excavated — the first project of its kind in more than a century.  The undertaking is being called ‘urgent’ by archaeologists as the ship’s wooden hull, believed to be made of oak, is being ravaged by a fungus.  It is … Read more