The Emmaus Holm Oak Tree


Our lovely Holm Oak has been a major feature in the grounds for many years and believed to have been planted approximately 150 years ago.

The tree suffered lighting damage many years ago and as a result, rot and decay started to form and the tree now seems to be in a state of decline.

Back in 2008 (1st photo) it was inspected by a tree surgeon and Brighton & Hove Council tree specialist and it was then agreed to remove all the canopy and the main limbs of the tree and be left with just the tree trunk. However back in 2009 it sprang back into life.

We now have gone full circle and once again on the grounds of safety had to remove the canopy, but I am sure you will agree has revealed an amazing living sculpture.