This oak stands in an orchard outside the wall of Ardress House, National Trust property in Co. Armagh, with ancient apples and fine broad-leaved trees all growing strongly in the rich soil of the area. There are other oaks nearby, but none have the stature of this specimen, standing alone at the field edge.
It measures 17’ 6” around the slimmest part of the trunk, and must be over 100 ft high. It is a splendid upstanding tree, still growing strongly, its branches reaching high in perfect formation.
And no-one seems to know how it came to be there.