The original Legacy tree photo (shown on the left) that appears on much of our stationary and marketing material was taken about 10 years ago. As a 10 year anniversary of this photo, Matt Dixon, our Managing Director revisited the tree to see how it was getting on. The photo on the right is how it looks today.
The tree itself is a mature Oak, located on the Chatsworth estate, Derbyshire, just outside the Chatsworth House grounds towards Pilsley on the B6012. The grounds of Chatsworth House were extensively landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the late 1700's and planted with a mixture of native and non-native tree species. Unfortunately, it is not known whether the Legacy Tree was part of these works, or is indeed this old.
The tree is fairing well, despite a couple of broken dead limbs on the lower reaches, but otherwise looks to be in a good healthy condition. The 2 photos above were taken at slightly different angles, and at different times of year, hence the lack of foliage on the later photo.
The tree has now become a bit of an old friend amongst Legacy staff and their families. Matt's children often point it out from the car window, if they ever drive past that way, the eldest being about the same age as the original photo.
Let's hope that the tree continues in good health well in to the future.