The Screaming Oak

The decaying and contorted trunk of this ancient oak led to it being compared to Edvard Munch’s famous ‘Scream’ painting.  It provides a home for a variety of wildlife including bats, tree creepers and jackdaws, and forms part of an area used by our Forest School.

The Honywood Oak

Located on the west side of the brook is the massive Honywood Oak, which is probably over 800 years old.  Along with the Screaming Oak, it is one of the last survivors of the 300 or so oaks that once graced the 130 acre deer park that now forms part of the Arboretum.  It is thought to date back to the time of Henry V.  It is the most substantial of all the oaks at Marks Hall with its enormous 28ft girth. It was thought to be a particular favourite of Thomas Phillips Price.