The 44ft (13.4m) Fenland Black Oak, or bog oak, was found buried in farmland at Methwold Hythe, near Downham Market.
Planks cut from the trunk will be dried over seven months in a specialist kiln.
A spokesman said the tree would make "a breathtaking table for public display giving an insight into the grandeur of these ancient giant forests".
Bog oak is generally found buried in farmland.
For full article, BBC News, September 26, 2012