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Woodlands chosen for Heritage Status

Woodlands chosen for Heritage Status

Lake District woods among 70 designated heritage sites for the Platinum Jubilee [audio mp3=" highlight of the month has been the exciting news that the woodland the Lake District Council proposed for one of the 70 to be part of the Queen’s Heritage Woodland was chosen.  We had been given advanced notice and received a media…

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Great Heritage Trees: The Greendale Oak

Great Heritage Trees: The Greendale Oak

The Greendale Oak was undoubtedly the greatest tree of the Forest to survive into modern times. By any account, this tree was a veritable monster.  As noted in the 1600s, by the eminent writer on trees John Evelyn, this remarkable specimen was reputedly bigger than the Major Oak (also of Sherwood Forest) at the same…

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Great Heritage Trees: The Parliament Oak at Sherwood 

Great Heritage Trees: The Parliament Oak at Sherwood 

The Parliament Oak near Edwinstowe (the burial place of the Saxon King Edwin) is a Sessile Oak.  Today it looks rather like an ancient coppice due to natural re-growth from the shattered base of the old tree (mixing old wood and new growth) is protected by iron railings, and remains one of Sherwood’s greatest trees. …

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The Heritage Trees of the British Isles 

The Heritage Trees of the British Isles 

Thriving offspring of the Pontfadog Oak – part one  By Mark Chester  The Portfadog Oak was a special tree. Its girth was more than 13 metres and it was estimated to be about 1200 years old.  It had pronounced lean and additional support was proposed with the aim of preventing it being blown over. Sadly, before…

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The Heritage Trees of the British Isles – The Great Oak of Pontfadog, Wrexham

No.2: The Great Oak of Pontfadog, Wrexham By Ian D. Rotherham, Emeritus Professor, Sheffield Hallam University Regarded as ‘Wales’s national tree’, in 1881 it already had a girth of more than sixteen metres (around 53 ft). With a huge, hollow trunk said to be spacious enough to seat six people at a table; legend noting…

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