"The saying comes from the Middle Ages when villagers were only allowed to take dead wood, not cut down trees or bushes." #byhookorbycrook #derivation #TheGloriousLifeoftheOak #johnlewisstempel

“The saying comes from the Middle Ages when villagers were only allowed to take dead wood, not cut down trees or bushes.” #byhookorbycrook #derivation #TheGloriousLifeoftheOak #johnlewisstempel